Barnet Football Club



Gash joins the Bees!

Barnet FC are delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael Gash until the end of the season.

The striker joins the Bees after having his contract with Conference rivals Kidderminster Harriers cancelled by mutual consent last week.

Gash joined the Harriers on a permanent basis in the summer of 2013 following a loan spell with the club in March of the same year, and has scored a total of 24 goals in 70 appearances for the Conference club.

After finishing the 2013/14 season as Kidderminster’s top scorer, Gash has scored three goals for the Reds this term – one of which came against Barnet in a dramatic 3-3 draw at The Hive back in October – as well as one more for Nuneaton Town, who he joined on loan in November.

Commenting on his arrival at The Hive, the 28-year-old – who has also played for Braintree, Cambridge United, Rushden & Diamonds, York City and Ebbsfleet United – admitted that he was delighted to have joined the club and is confident of making an impression during the remainder of the season:

“To come to a fantastic club like Barnet who are fighting for promotion and fighting to win the league, I feel like I’ve taken a step up. They have a great manager and a great set of lads, so from now until the end of the season trying to win that title is a brilliant place to be.

“As a striker you want to score goals. During the last two seasons I have scored around 40 goals, so knowing that Barnet are the top scorers in the league and creating chances for their strikers –  I’ll be looking to work my way into the team and score as well.”

Commenting on his decision to sign Michael this morning, Barnet manager Martin Allen revealed that the striker had been settling in well and expects him to add something to the squad during the run-in:

“I have watched him for a few years and now he has got four months with us. I explained to him that I needed cover for my two centre forwards. I told him straight what his position would be and he had to understand that and accept that.

“He trained with us for two days because I wanted to make sure that he could do the work that our players have to do. The players liked him, the staff liked him, and I liked him. He was courageous in those training sessions and he will do what we need him to do for us.”

Watch part of Michael’s first interview with the club on our YouTube channel here. For the full interview, head to Barnet Player now!