Barnet vs Torquay Preview with Paul Fairclough

Posted on February 12, 2011


Determined to get a second victory under his belt Paul Fairclough insists that his team will be more attacking minded in the home game against Torquay United on Saturday.

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He said he wants to take this approach even if it means being more vulnerable in defence. Barnet have seen their goals tally dry up of late and are keen on turning this around.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Barnet Temporary Manager pinpointed the mentality of playing at home as a flaw that needs working on.

“Our home form has been a problem throughout the season because of the pressure we put on ourselves.”

“We’ve got to start performing at home, getting wins instead of draws.”

“We have received a lot of good emails from supporters. It is going to be a partnership in turning our form around, a joint effort.”

“We managed a good draw against Northampton. The papers up there spoke about how well we planned ahead to deal with their threat.”

“Our goals have dried up. We need to start scoring again. We will be more attack minded this weekend.”

“There will be some changes made to the starting eleven. Our lads are really committed, they’re working their socks off, but we’re not winning.”

New signings

Barnet made two loan signings on Tuesday, 26-year-old midfielder Anthony Pulis from Southampton and 19-year-old Sam Deering from Oxford United. He spoke of the impact he hopes these two players will have.

“We’re looking for that extra bit of difference. The two new signings we made this week will be starting.”

“Steve Kabba has had another week of full training, so that will help us.”

“Training has been terrific this week. On Tuesday the Chairman took the players out for dinner as a bonding session which they responded very well to.”

“The whole squad has reacted to the impact of the new additions. Everyone is fighting for their place. They’ve all raised their game.”

Injury update

Liam O’Brien and Charlie Taylor, are both doubts for Saturday’s game due to minor knocks picked up this week.

Long-term absentee Daniel Dennehy will continue his progress at a rehab centre. It is hoped the change of scenery will benefit the last phase of his recovery.

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