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Michael Nelson: "It's a clean slate for everyone"

7 December 2016

Skipper Michael Nelson talks to barnetfc.com about the recent managerial change and Saturday's trip to Yeovil Town...

Skipper Michael Nelson believes it is a time of opportunity for Barnet with a new manager incoming and hopes to continue the Bees’ good form at Yeovil Town this weekend.

Unbeaten in seven EFL League Two games prior to Martin Allen’s resignation, the Bees return to action this weekend with a trip to Yeovil Town following a weekend without a match.

Rossi Eames and Henry Newman have been preparing the team in the meantime and Nelson says the whole squad are keen to prove a point to whoever takes the job on a permanent basis.

“It’s a bit of a clean slate for everyone and they need to impress the lads in charge at the minute or anyone who might be looking in wanting to take the job,” Nelson said. 

“You’re in the shop window trying to stamp your mark and stake your claim for a place in that starting XI.”

He continued: “There are a lot of senior players who have been through it before. They know how you deal with it and that you’ve got to get on with your job. 

“We had some days off scheduled anyway so we’ve had time at home with families and friends. It has been nice to have a little break and then come back this week and get ready to go.”

After a 3-2 win over Notts County in their last fixture, Barnet travel to in-form Yeovil on Saturday looking to force their way into the play-off places.

And Nelson insists it is a case of continuing what they have been doing ahead of Saturday’s trip to Somerset.

“We’ve been in a good place for the last seven games and picked up results,” he said. “Hopefully we can continue doing that by doing the same things and tightening up on one or two areas, making sure everyone is still fully focused.”

You can watch Michael’s full video interview below: 


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