MATCH PREVIEW: Crewe
Updated Friday, 9th September 2011
Barnet Mad previews tomorrow's League Two match at Gresty Road
Barnet travel toCrewe tomorrow with bad memories of last season’s horrific 7-0 defeat at Gresty Road. The Bees will be looking to repeat rather the 2-1 home win against the Railwaymen in April at Underhill under Martin Allen when goals from Izale McLeod and Daniel Leach gave the home side 3 very valuable points.
Last Saturday saw a highly disappointing goalless draw at home to Accrington Stanley who played for nearly an hour with 10 men. The Bees gave a lacklustre performance only brightened up by the long awaited return of Darren Dennehy who gave a superb performance having been out for about a year. Fortunately for Lawrie Sanchez, Dennehy has shown no reaction and is in the squad for tomorrow’s game.
The Bees will be looking to improve on a run of just 3 points in 5 league matches since winning on the opening day at Morecambe. The run has seen the Bees drop down to 19th place and they could easily slip into the relegation zone if they fail to gain something tomorrow. Barnet are just a single point ahead of Hereford in 23rd place.Crewe are one place below the Bees on goal difference and both clubs will be looking to move away from the wrong end of the table tomorrow. Crewe started the season very poorly losing their first four league matches but wins over Plymouth and Oxford United in the last two games have seen them move up the league table.
Barnet are likely to travel with no new injury concerns and assistant manager, Guiliano Grazioli has stated that every first tem squad player has trained this week which sounds like good news concerning Tommy Fraser and Daniel Leach. Leach has yet to figure this season and missed pre-season as well. The bees will also have leading scorer, Izale McLeod back after missing the Accrington match through suspension. Fellow striker, Steve Kabba, who made his first start last Saturday having not trained all week and hardly eaten, should be much closer to full fitness tomorrow and is likely to start up front with McLeod.
The return of McLeod is likely to be the only change to the side that started against Accrington. It has been reported that former Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford striker, Lloyd Owusu has been training this week at the Hive. The Barnet side to start tomorrow is likely to look something like this:
Senda Dennehy Kamdjo Parkes
Deering Byrne HughesMarshall
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