MATCH PREVIEW; Southend United

Last updated : 28 January 2011 By Jaybee

Barnet entertain Southend United tomorrow at Underhill in a League Two match. The Bees extended their unbeaten run to four games with a goalless draw at promotion challengers, Port Vale in midweek, but wins for Lincoln City and Hereford have meant that Barnet have slipped back into the bottom two, even if only on goal difference. However, the other three teams on 25 points all have games in hand on the Bees.

Barnet’s visitors tomorrow, Southend United, beat Macclesfield Town 4-1 at Roots Hall in midweek and the Shrimpers are now 13th in the table. Southend have taken 7 points from their last three games, including an impressive 2-1 away win at Rotherham United and have won five league matches on their travels this season, so will be a very stern test for Paul Fairclough’s improving Barnet side. Southend have already won at Underhill this season, defeating the Bees 3-1 in the 2nd round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in a match in which Barnet, it has to be said, performed woefully. Fairclough will be hoping for a much improved performance tomorrow.

Barnet’s caretaker manager has been trying to strengthen the side with a couple of signings before the close of the January transfer window and has said that he is particularly looking for an attacking midfield player to provide the team with more options. With Steve Kabba still likely to be missing tomorrow, Barnet’s side is likely to be unchanged from the side that drew at Port Valeand should look like this:


Kamdjo Devera Uddin Parkes

Southam, Hughes, Jarvis, Fraser, Marshall