The Bees travel to Hereford

Last updated : 29 January 2008 By Jaybee

Following the Bees' exit from the FA Cup on Saturday, it's back to League Two action on Wednesday with a trip to Hereford United. Barnet will be able to call on new signings Albert Adomah from Harrow Borough and Kieron St. Aimie from QPR. However, centre back, Joe O'Cearuill is to sign for Republic of Ireland club, St. Patrick's Athletic today. O'Cearuill made 11 starts for the club plus seven as a substitute after signing from Arsenal last summer.

Former PROTEC youngster, Tim Trebes, who now plays for Ryman League, Wivenhoe, will be on the bench on Wednesday as Rob Beckwith is likely to be out for two weeks. Trebes is still registered as a league player with Barnet. There may also be a place for Sagi Burton who has been on the bench for the last two matches following his long lay off through injury. Michael Leary misses the 2nd match of his 3 match suspension.

Hereford are likely to be without Steve Guinan who is injured, but Luke Webb may be fit to gain a place in the squad, while new loan signing, Gary Hooper may start against the club who had him on trial in 2006.

Hereford, who are managed by Graham Turner, were promoted, via the play offs, from the Conference in 2006 and this is their 2nd season back in the league. They have had a fine season so far and are currently 4th in the table though they lost their last League Two match, 4-0 at Chesterfield. On Saturday they lost 2-1 at home to Cardiff City in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Earlier this season, the two clubs mat at Underhill in August and Hereford won 2-1 after Joe Devera was sent off in the first half with Barnet leading 1-0 through a Jason puncheon goal. Last season, in this fixture, Barnet gained their first win of the season by 3-0 with goals from Grazioli, Bailey and Puncheon. Hereford won the return at Edgar Street 2-0.

Hereford's squad:

Like Barnet, the Bulls have made a number of new signings during the summer and there line up will have a very unfamiliar look to it. One player remaining from last season is goalkeeper, Wayne Brown, the former Chester City keeper. Michael Ingham was signed in the summer from Wrexham.

In defence, three players remain from last season, two former Gillingham players; Dean Beckwith and Richard Rose and Australian youngster, Trent McClenahan, who signed from West Ham last summer. Centre half, John McCombe signed from Huddersfield Town and the experienced former Bournemouth player, Karl Broadhurst arrived in the summer. 19 year old, Lee Collins is on loan from Wolves and Robbie Threlfall from Liverpool.

In midfield, the Bulls have former Watford, Norwich and Wycombe player, Clint Easton, who was another player signed from Gillingham, Toumani Diagouraga who has been signed on loan from Watford until the end of December along with 18 year old striker, Theo Robinson, Ben Smith, who is in his second spell at the club will probably complete a four man midfield, though there may be a place for former Walsall player, Kris Taylor or local youngster, Sam Gwynne. This week, Hereford have signed Southend player, Gary Hooper on loan. Hooper was on trial with the Bees at the start of last season and was offered a contract by Paul Fairclough but chose to join Southend instead.

Up front, former Coventry City, Leicester and Peterborough striker, Trevor Benjamin, who ended last season on loan at Walsall, signed in the summer along with Theo Robinson and ex Leeds United and Darlington man, Simon Johnson, who has signed on a short term contract. Steve Guinan, who scored a hat trick for the Bulls in their 4-0 win over the Bees at Edgar Street 5 years ago, is like Ben Smith, in his second spell at the club. Guinan finished last season back at Hereford on loan from Cheltenham Town and completed his return to Edgar Street in the summer. Young striker, Luke Webb may also figure.