Nothing to fear for Barrow in Cup draw - Darren Sheridan

Barrow players applaud the fans after the defeat by Sunderland in the 2010 FA Cup.
Barrow have been impressive in the FA Cup over the last few years, reaching the third round stage in consecutive years in 2009 and 2010

Barrow joint-boss Darren Sheridan says the FA Cup first round home draw with League Two side Rotherham United should hold no fear for his players.

The Bluebirds have played fixtures against ex-League sides such as Luton Town, York City and Mansfield Town in Blue Square Bet Premier this term.

"We're playing against more or less league clubs every week," Sheridan told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"There are big clubs in there and it's more like a fifth division these days."

Sheridan and co-manager Dave Bayliss have enjoyed Cup success at Holker Street as players and managers with the club.

They secured progress to the third round stage in 2008-09 and 2009-10, before bowing out to Premier League opposition in the shape of Middlesbrough and Sunderland.

"If we can repeat that for the club it all helps financially," Sheridan added.

"The money you can earn in the cup games all goes towards the club and helps the club out.

"It's a big game for us and we're all up for it."

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