Barnet V Grimsby at Hive Stadium : Match Preview

28 April 2017

Barnet duo Tom Champion and Simeon Akinola in line for starting berths

Tom Champion and Simeon Akinola are pushing for starts as Barnet host Grimsby at the Hive.

Both players came off the bench during their 2-0 victory over Hartlepool last time out but could be handed starts, as interim head coach Rossi Eames looks to build on his first win after succeeding Kevin Nugent two weeks ago.

Teenage midfielder Wesley Fonguck could also be in contention for a starting place.

Shane Cojocarel (arm), Josh Vickers (quad), Jack Taylor (hernia), James Pearson (knee), Michael Gash (knee) and Shaun Batt (quad) remain absent.

Grimsby are set to once again be without striker Akwasi Asante.

Asante has missed the last five games due to an unspecified injury and boss Russell Slade has said it is unlikely he will feature in this contest or the home clash with Plymouth on May 6.

Slade has also revealed he has a couple of other injury concerns, without stating who is involved.

Defender Gavin Gunning will serve the second match of his three-game suspension.

Source: PAR