Barnet Football Club


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The Bees host Oldham at The Hive as they look to put another 3 points on the board in the race for the playoffs.


Brennan’s men come into the game on the back of a convincing 4-1 victory over Aldershot Town, looking to return to the form they were in before their recent wobble.


Oldham also head into the game on the back of a victory, as they beat play-off aiming Chesterfield 1-0 away from home.


The sides have only ever met once and that was at the start of the National League season, when Barnet put 2 past the Latics with no reply.


Nickname: Latics

Founded: 1895

Ground: Boundary Park

Manager: David Unsworth

Top Scorer: Joseph Nuttall (12)

League Position: 15th



One to watch: Joseph Nuttall


Nuttall plays as a centre-forward for the Northern outfit, occasionally popping up as an outright striker when David Unsworth requires him to.


Nuttall has appeared in the Latics starting 11 91% of the time this season, with the Bury-born man playing 89% of all possible minutes.


The Latic’s talisman has contributed towards 24% of all of Oldham’s goals so far this season, making him a player they really struggle to replace.


In the dugout: David Unsworth


David Unsworth’s playing career saw him pay for some of the biggest clubs in the country, with the Chorley-born man representing the likes of Everton, Aston Villa and Sheffield United.


In 2009 Unsworth hung up his boots at Huddersfield United and went into management with Preston. Unsworth was second in command at the club, before becoming the caretaker manager a year later when the head coach was relieved of his duties.


In 2012/13 Unsworth moved on to Sheffield United as an academy coach before becoming the assistant manager just a few months later.


Just a few months after being made the assistant of the Blades, Unsworth once again moved club. The 49-year-old joined Everton, where he saw himself become the caretaker manager in 2016 and 2017 for a handful of games before being demoted back down to the academy.


It was in 2022 that Unsworth decided to make the jump into head management, which is when he joined the Latics. Unsworth has been at the helm for 24 matches now, averaging 1.13 points per game.