Barnet Football Club



“Let’s get right behind this group!”

Darren Currie expressed his confidence in his side ahead of the Vanarama National League play-offs. 

The Bees returned to training last week and have looked in good nick upon the resumption of phase one of training. The boss was keen to give the boys the credit for the physical condition they have returned in. 

“The attitude the boys have shown, there is a determination there that I love. Credit where it’s due they have obviously looked after themselves in lockdown and they have come back in great condition. 

“It means we can get ahead with what we planned for the four weeks going into the game so we can start moving things a little bit quicker.”

The big boost from the announcement is the return of Paul McCallum from Solihull Moors, the striker netted four goals after joining in February. He’ll be joined by Simeon Akinola, Josh Walker and fit again Shaquile Coulthirst and Alfie Pavey, something that gives Currie significant firepower heading into the play-offs. 

The boss couldn’t help but smile when asked about the return of McCallum and feels just his presence around the training ground is a massive boost for the Bees. 

“He’s just lethal in front of goal, he has the eye for goal, he leads the line well and he must be an absolute nuisance to play against. One thing that was crucial over lockdown was his eagerness to get himself back here and stay around us for the play-offs, it’s crucial that you work with players that want to be here and contribute to what you are trying to achieve.

“He’s a huge boost for us, but moving on from that we have Shaq back who has trained since we have come back in. You have to remember he was our 20 goal a season man, but this year he has only been able to start one. He’s back and is looking fit and sharp.

“Then Pavey is back with us as well and he has benefited hugely from the lockdown period to get some work done. We have got some firepower but I am over the moon to have Macca back, he is the best striker in the league for me. I wanted him in the summer but he’s with us now and that is really important for us going into this massive fixture.”

Now all the boss is asking of the Bee Army is to get right behind the squad for the play-offs and believes his side have got what it takes to be a success. 

“My focus and my energy will now turn to the boys who have been back for a week now and have been sweating out amber on the grass.

“Let’s get right behind this group who are training and preparing for the Yeovil game because they are a very capable group of being successful.”