Harry Kewell admits Latics go into this evening’s game with Barrow a “bit blind”.

The Bluebirds arrive at Boundary Park hoping a second managerial change of the campaign will spark an upturn in fortunes.

The struggling Cumbrians have enjoyed a far from smooth ride on their return to the Football League and sacked manager Michael Jolley on Sunday after just seven games in charge.

The former Grimsby chief had only replaced ex-Oldham boss David Dunn on December 23, with assistant Rob Kelly now placed in interim charge until the end of the season having done the role before Jolley was appointed.

“I think it changes everything for us,” Kewell told The Oldham Times.

“I think you go into the game a bit blind.

“He (Kelly) did take over for a couple of games and you can look back see what he tried there but with what’s come out with what Barrow have said and the ethos and the way they want to play, you don’t know.

“We will just have to be ready to adapt.”

Barrow are second from bottom of the table and could move out of the League Two relegation zone with a win tonight.

Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Morecambe, Jolley’s final game in charge, was a fourth straight league defeat, leaving them a point behind 22nd-placed Southend – although they have two games in hand on the Shrimpers.

In dismissing Jolley, chairman Paul Hornby said: “It has become apparent even in such a short space of time that unfortunately the board and Michael have differing visions for how the team should play, which has led to this change being made.

“We believe that it’s best to recognise this now and make the change early so that the team can concentrate on the remaining games of the season.

“We’d like to thank Michael for all of his hard work and wish him well in his future career.”