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Rossi Eames & Henry Newman: "We're giving ourselves the best chance"

5 December 2016

Rossi Eames & Henry Newman speak ahead of Barnet's return to training tomorrow at The Hive...

Interim management team Rossi Eames and Henry Newman spoke ahead of Barnet’s return to training on Tuesday and outlined their plans for the immediate future.

The duo have been placed in temporary charge of the Bees following Martin Allen’s resignation last week and have spent the weekend preparing for Saturday’s EFL League Two encounter at Yeovil Town.

Speaking on Monday afternoon, caretaker manager Eames said: “Thursday came as a bit of a surprise and since then we have been working hard to put the processes and planning into place. 

“Schedule wise, Henry and I travelled to Yeovil on Saturday to watch their game and the last couple of days we have been planning for Yeovil on Saturday. We will go to Newport’s game on Tuesday to watch Stevenage.”

Eames continued: “We know how each other work and it’s not a case of good cop bad cop, we see the game the same way and we believe in this group of players – they’re a fantastic set of lads and people and we really want to get going with them. 

“It’s great to work with Henry again. We were on the grass again today and it was fantastic.

“I’ve had a really good 18 months working with the first team. I know the ins and outs, the players as people, systems and methods. It’s not new to me and I am ready to kick on.” 

Eames and Newman worked together during the 2014/15 campaign as the Bees’ Under-18s won the Football League South East Youth Alliance and believe that experience will stand them in good stead.

Newman said: “Last time Rossi and I worked together we had a group of players who won the Football League South East Youth Alliance for the first time in the club’s history. It could be said that’s just youth football and all those clichés. But I take the winning from it. 

“The second thing is we’re here working with the first time and, make no mistake, we’re doing everything. 

“That’s the mentality we’ll be building on. We’re giving ourselves the best chance – not just for Saturday but for games moving forward as well.”

You can watch Rossi and Henry’s full video interview below:


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