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DAVIDS TARGETS TWO WINS

18 April 2013

Edgar Davids is targeting two wins from the Bees' final two games

Barnet are targeting two wins out of two in order to secure their Football League status according to Edgar Davids.

The head-coach was understandably frustrated following Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at Plainmoor but insisted he has seen enough to suggest the Bees can avoid the drop.

Speaking ahead of Barnet’s last ever match at Underhill, Davids stated the Bees will do everything in their power to secure six points in their two remaining matches. 

“We have to go for the maximum and then look at how other teams get on. We wanted to avoid that but in all fairness we have come very far to even have a chance of saying in the league. 

“Maybe it is too much to ask but we still have to try. Hopefully the fans can give us some help and I hope they can stay behind us whatever happens.”

The Barnet faithful are likely to have a big impact on the team with an attendance of over 5,000 expected for Saturday’s match against Wycombe Wanderers.

“We have to win and we owe that to ourselves. If we have the ability to come from 1-0 down to score two then we have the ability to win. 

“We want to leave the stadium with a win and it will be a very special day.”

Despite defeat the midfielder also drew positives from the Bees’ second-half performance against the Gulls.

“I think that the second-half was definitely much better but you have seen how we gave the goals away. It is disappointing but we showed later in the game we are a better side.

“If you don’t do what you have to do you will not get good results. The way we conceded is not good enough and it has been happening all season.

“If you look at all the games we lost, a lot of the goals we have been conceded through personal errors. Sometimes you get punished and sometimes you do not, that is football for you.”

He also praised the impact of Jake Hyde after the forward came off the bench to score both of Barnet’s goals.

“I love it when players come off the bench and lift the team. We may look at starting two strikers on Saturday but if you are too focussed on going forward you can be left open at the back.

“Now we have to chase because we are in the relegation zone. This is nothing new however because when I joined we were in there and whatever happens it has been a great comeback. 

Two of the goals Barnet conceded were from set-pieces and a frustrated Davids admitted they need to be more alert or risk further defeats.

“You train on these things everyday so when you concede from a set piece it is frustrating. If you work hard and everyone is doing their thing 

“Our hard work got it back to 1-1 but two minutes later we were losing 2-1 and you have to start again.”

He added: “You have seen against Accrington that the team can respond well to going behind but you cannot give yourselves too much to do. 

“It gives you confidence because you know the team is capable but we need to play like this in the first 15-20 minutes rather than when we go behind.”

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