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Nuneaton Town Match Preview

18 April 2014

All the stats, news and information ahead of Saturday's trip to Nuneaton Town.

General Information

• For coach travel information please click here

• For ticket information please click here.  

• The weather forecast is for sunny intervals with maximum temperatures of 12C. 

Introduction

• Barnet travel to Nuneaton Town on Saturday looking to return to winning ways. 

• The Bees suffered a 4-0 defeat to FC Halifax Town last weekend as Martin Allen suffered his first defeat since returning to The Hive.

• Speaking pre-match the head-coach revealed he will use Saturday’s match to run the rule over the players he has yet to see in action. 

• One of those players is Freddie Warren who Allen confirmed will start against the Boro. 

• Warren’s last competitive appearance in black and amber came in August 2012 when the Bees were beaten 5-1 by Birmingham City in the Capital One Cup. 

• Like Barnet, Nuneaton looked like securing a play-off place during the early parts of the season but they have dropped to 13th in the Skrill Premier Table.  

• The Bees currently sit tenth in the table, seven points away from a play-off place with three matches remaining.  

Team news

Barnet Football Club

• Freddie Warren will start as Martin Allen makes changes to face the Boro. 

• Dani Lopez and Alex Peterson have returned to their parent clubs. 

• Roberto Casabella and Marciano Mengerink were released by the club earlier this week. 
 
The opposition

• Nuneaton Town formed in 1889 as Nuneaton St Nicholas. They are based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire and play their home fixtures at the Sperrin Brewery Stadium. 

• The Sperrin Brewery Stadium has a capacity of 4,500, 514 of which are seated.

• The team reformed as Nuneaton Town in 2008 following the liquidation of Nuneaton Borough FC. 

• Their local rivals include Tamworth, Leamington, Bedworth United and Coventry City. 

• The club were promoted from the Southern League Division One via the play-offs in 2009 before winning the Southern League Premier Division play-offs in 2010.

• They were promoted via the play-offs for a third consecutive season in 2011 to the Conference Premier. 

• Nuneaton Town are managed by Brian Reid.

• Reid was appointed as manager on April 17th and will take charge for the first time against the Bees. 

• The 43-year-old turned out for the likes of Rangers, Burnley and Blackpool during his playing career.

• His first managerial role was in 2007 when he took charge of Ayr United. Reid spent five years in Ayr earning promotion to the First Division on two occasions via the play-offs. 

• In January 2013, Philippine side Global FC acquired Reid to handle the team as part of their participation in the 2013 AFC President's Cup.

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