Fairclough delighted with improved away form.

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Jaybee

Before tomorrow's match at home to Peterborough, manager Paul Fairclough talked about the Bees' improved away form in the recent matches in the Barnet Times, "We have looked very solid and now I have to think whether we are going to do it for home games too. Some people think it is a negative shape, but we had far more efforts than Milton Keynes." He felt that the win at MK Dons was "a very intelligent victory. Although Milton Keynes had a lot of possession, I think we had authority for most of the game. If anyone looked like scoring, it was us."

Before the recent run, Fairclough said that, "We were leaking goals, so we've changed our shape and system. We've now only conceded one goal in three big away games." Skipper, and goalscorer, Ismail Yakubu said, "It just goes to show anybody can beat anybody." Fairclough was pleased with Cliff Akurang's contribution up front. "He's doing a terrific job. The ball goes to Cliff Akurang and it sticks."

Fairclough also believes that the Bees can progress further in the FA Cup. "I am proud to still be in the FA Cup. I felt we did a good job at Swindon. I believe we can win the replay if we show the same passion we have shown in recent games."

Meanwhile, Fairclough is still looking to strengthen his squad and has been in talks with a number of clubs regarding possible new arrivals and had an offer for a Conference defender rejected this week.