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OSTER PINPOINTS DEFINING WEEKEND

28 March 2013

John Oster believes the Eater weekend will define Barnet's season

John Oster believes the Easter weekend will define Barnet Football Club’s season. 

The Bees take on Dagenham & Redbridge on Friday before travelling to AFC Wimbledon on Monday in two massive games at the bottom of Npower League Two.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s match at Underhill, Oster admitted it will be a difficult few days but insists the Bees will cope with everything their opponents throw at them.

“It will be a difficult few days against two teams close to us in the table. After those two games you will get a clearer idea of where we might end up.

“The Dagenham game at home is going to be a massive one. They’re a very physical side but it won’t be a problem. I don’t think League Two is as bad as it used to be when they were all 6ft 4 and I think anyone who comes to watch it will be pleasantly surprised.” 

The Bees have lost just once at home in the league since Edgar Davids took charge and Oster states the importance of continuing their form whilst improving on the road. 

“I can’t remember the last time we lost at home. Teams come here and we always give them a good game and more often than not we take the points. 

“We just need to sure up our away form now starting with the match against AFC Wimbledon on Monday. If we can do that I’m sure we will steer ourselves clear of the relegation zone.”

Despite last week’s appalling conditions the midfielder is pleased the match took place insisting that he would rather have the points on the board. 

“The pitch was just getting boggier and boggier and it wasn’t pretty but it is another game out of the way and another point on the board.

“I would rather have the point than a game in hand against a very good side.”

Despite the blizzard-like scenes Oster was pleased with the team’s performance and the point they got from the match. 

“It was probably one of the only days that I been on a football field and wanted to be indoors.

“It was pretty grim but it was the same for both teams. It was a difficult day in difficult circumstances but playing against a decent team we got a good result.

“If they had won they could have gone second but we matched them in every department. It is another point, another clean sheet and we are happy with our performance.”

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