The Barnet manager discusses training, transfers and weekend plans…Bees manager Martin Allen has spoken to barnetfc.com to reflect on a "low key" week at The Hive.
Discussing the last few days of training, Martin said:
“We had to rest the players after last weekend.
“We’ve got quite a few injuries from the Stevenage game.
“The other players that are left over have had a low key, low maintenance week.
“It’s been a case of making sure that they don’t get injured, because we’re down to twelve fit players at the moment.
“It’s been a nice week with no pressure, no hassle and no team preparation.
“The main work has been done in the medical room with Luigi, trying to get them fit for next week.
“The reserves played on Tuesday against Reading and won 3-1 – that was a good performance.
“I was delighted with that game.
“It was a lot of our under 21 squad with a few senior players in there as well.
“That worked out very well – Andy Yiadom played and it was good to see him back out there in a Barnet shirt.
“The rest of the players are off for the weekend to spend time with their families.
“For me personally, I’ll be out watching games.
“Gary Waddock and Ross Eames are both out watching matches too – looking at players and looking at teams.
“Then we’re all back in together on Monday."
Martin also revealed that he is hoping to add to the Bees squad before the close of the transfer window:
“I hope so,” he said.
“Like I said I think we’ve got twelve fit players, but we’ve got Ross’ lads pushing on and doing really well.
“So they’re all getting closer to the first team.
“I’ve got no worries about putting them forward.
“But I think it’s always important to look to strengthen your team.”