They have heard all the barbs before but hope there is room for a fresh shock when Aston Villa visit in the Carabao Cup second round on Tuesday. Barrow, who returned to the Football League last summer after a 48-year absence, drew top-flight Middlesbrough away in the FA Cup third round in 2009 and travelled to Sunderland of the Premier League a year later in the fourth round, but never have they hosted such esteemed opponents.
A weakened Aston Villa were knocked out of the League Cup by European Champions Chelsea after losing 4-3 on penalties at Stamford Bridge. Dean Smith made wholesale changes to his side with only two...
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the squad for the League Cup defeat against West Ham during the week