Jon Nurse is targeting a win against Cheltenham ahead of a big week for the Bees
Barnetfc.com caught up with Jon Nurse before Saturday’s match against Cheltenham and you can see what the forward had to say here...
Nurse returned to action during Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town after a frustrating spell on the sidelines following a head injury.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Robins the 32-year-old pinpointed the Bank Holiday weekend as the deciding factor in the Npower League Two relegation battle.
“We always pick up points and perform better against the sides higher up the league. It is very strange and I don’t think anyone can put their finger on it.
“We have got a big week coming up after Cheltenham and hopefully we can beat two of the teams around us and leap frog them. Bank holiday weekend is going to be massive for us.”
He continued: “I definitely don’t want it going down to the last game of the season! Hopefully we will get the points we need in the next week or so because nobody wants to be going into the last week with our future uncertain.
“We will dig in and work hard like we have during the rest of the season and hopefully things will go our way.”
The forward, who has represented Barbados at international level, also believes Cheltenham’s current position and style of play will help the Bees in their quest for three points.
“I don’t think there is any doubt that Cheltenham are coming here expecting to win but we are very good at home and we are confident in our ability to beat the top sides.
“We are looking for the three points and we want to build on Tuesday’s win. I don’t think the fans will be disappointed Saturday.
“Some teams have come to Underhill and sat off us but because they’re coming to win it will open up the game and that will suit us.”
Nurse was stretchered off with concussion during the 2-1 win over York City, the second time he has suffered the injury this season, and he is glad to be back following a frustrating few weeks.
“It is my second concussion this season. It is crazy to have that twice. I don’t think the doctors were happy with how quickly I came back last time so it took longer this time around.
“It was very frustrating because you cannot do anything, you literally have to sit and do nothing even though you are technically fit so like I said it is great to be back playing.”
Barnet play just four matches at Underhill before relocating to The Hive for the 2013/14 season and although Nurse will be sad to leave he is looking forward to a bright future for the Bees.
“As footballers you’re always looking forward to new things but it will be sad to leave Underhill because the club have been there for so long.
“I have been playing against Barnet for years and the slope is very famous so it is sad to move but the new stadium is coming along nicely and the future is very bright at Barnet.”