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Preview: Barnet

18 December 2015

A look-ahead to Saturday's game at the Hive

The Reds make their first ever visit to The Hive, Barnet's new stadium, for Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 fixture, kick off 3pm.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

 Iain WilliamsonReferee:

: Matthew Buonassisi and Thomas RamseyAssistants

: Carl BrookFourth Official

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TEAM NEWS

Lanre Oyebanjo (knee) and Joe McNerney (knee) are still missing for the Reds but Simon Walton is available again after serving a one-match ban.

Striker Rhys Murphy, who has scored nine goals during his loan spell from Oldham, returns to the League One club after Saturday's game.

Experienced striker Kevin Lisbie could be involved for the Bees after confirming his fitness with a hat-trick in a friendly against QPR under-21s this week. 


THE FORM GUIDE                

The Reds come into the game on the back of a 3-2 win over Dagenham & Redbridge. Mark Yates' side have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five fixtures.

Barnet have drawn two and lost three of their last five in League and Cup. Last Saturday, two goals from Aaron MacLean put them in charge at Yeovil but the home side scored twice in the last 10 minutes to snatch a 2-2 draw.


VIEW FROM THE BENCH

: "Barnet have done pretty well since coming back into the League and their home record is decent. You know what you are going to get with Martin (Allen)'s teams - they will be competitive and work hard all over the pitch. The least we have to do is match that. We had a good win last week and another good result on Saturday will give us confidence going into the holiday fixtures but it's going to another hard game for us."Mark Yates


WE’VE MET BEFORE?

As well as meetings in the Conference, the teams have twice met in the League back in 2011-12 when Reds won both encounters. Appropriately enough, a goal from Tyrone Barnett secured a 1-0 win in our last game of 2011 at the Checkatrade Stadium while Reds triumphed 2-1 in the return at Underhill, the first game under the caretaker management of Craig Brewster and Steve Coppell following the departure of Steve Evans. Scott Davies and John Dempster were on target for Reds while goalkeeper Michel Kuipers made a string of fantastic saves to help secure three precious points.


SKY BET LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES (3pm unless stated)

Cambridge United v Mansfield

Carlisle v  Notts County

Dagenham v Bristol Rovers

Exeter City v Luton Town

Hartlepool v Plymouth

Leyton Orient v Yeovil

Newport County v AFC Wimbledon

Northampton v Portsmouth

Stevenage v Accrington Stanley

Wycombe v Oxford United

York City v Morecambe


FANCY A FLUTTER?

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TICKET INFORMATION

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COME ON YOU REDS!


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