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Preview: Barnet

19 August 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Barnet

19 August 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game

The Reds host Barnet on Saturday at the Checkatrade Stadium, where both clubs will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start in EFL 2 this season.


Two wins and a draw from the opening three games of the new campaign is an admirable return for Reds, especially given the nature of tough trips to Doncaster Rovers and Exeter City within the space of four days.


Josh Yorwerth’s winning goal in the 1-0 win over the Grecians in Devon on Tuesday evening means Dermot Drummy’s men occupy fourth position in the table ahead of the visit of Martin Allen and Barnet to RH11 this weekend.

Click here to watch Dermot Drummy preview the game.


Opposition dugout:


Martin Allen’s men have made a positive start to the season. An opening day draw at Cambridge United was followed by a 2-0 home win against Accrington Stanley and a hard fought draw at home to Blackpool in midweek.


Former Reds striker John Akinde is the side’s top goalscorer so far this term – he scored in the win over Accrington, as well as the draw with the Tangerines in midweek.


We’ve Met Before:


The last meeting between the two sides saw the Bees triumph 3-0 at the Checkatrade Stadium on the final day of last season. A first-half goal from Elliott Johnson and a brace from Akinde meant Martin Allen’s men took the three points in Dermot Drummy’s first home game in charge of the Reds.


Before that, the other League meeting last season at The Hive ended in a 4-2 win for Allen’s men – goals from Mitch Hancox and Jimmy Smith were in vain as the Reds fell to a defeat.

In the 2011-12 League Two season Reds won 1-0 at home and 2-1 away.


Match Officials:


hereLee Probert will be the man in charge of Saturday’s game – full details of all the match officials can be found 




hereFull information on how to buy tickets for Saturday’s game can be found


Team News:


Jordan Roberts and Adi Yussuf will both be undergoing fitness tests ahead of the game.


The duo both missed the previous two league matches at Doncaster Rovers and Exeter City through injury after they were withdrawn from the EFL Cup tie at Molineux against Wolves.


Follow it live:


Reds Player.Reds fans will be able to follow all the action with live commentary from John Barnett and Tony Vessey on

Updates are also available via our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat. 


You will also be able to read a full match report and get post-match video reaction after the final whistle.


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