Barnet's new manager, Ian Hendon has made his first signings in the January transfer window. Former Crystal Palace winger, Tommy Black has signed a short term contract. Black began his career at Arsenal as a trainee but never played for the first team. He had loan spells with Carlisle and Bristol City before moving to Crystal Palace in 2000 for £500,000. He made 85 starts for Palace and another 68 appearances as a substitute and scored 17 goals. He had spells on loan for Gillingham, Bradford and Sheffield United before moving to Southend in July 2007 on a free transfer. He made34 starts for Southend last season plus another 11 appearances as a substitute and scored 2 goals. He had a short spell at Stevenage Borough this season.
Hendon has also snapped up striker, Paul Furlong on loan from Southend. Furlong began his career at Enfield before joining Coventry in 1991. He then moved to Watford in 1992 for £250,000. He scored 37 league goals in two years for the Hornets and joined Chelsea in 1994 for £2.3m. He scored 13 goals for Chelsea before moving to Birmingham in 1996 for £1.5m. He scored 50 league goals in 6 years at St. Andrews before moving to QPR in 2002 following a couple of loan spells there. He also had a loan spell at Sheffield United. He scored 54 league goals in 5 years at Loftus Road before moving to Luton in August 2007. He scored 8 goals for the Hatters last season before joining Southend last summer.