League Two side Barnet bring full squad to take on the mighty Saints
PUBLISHED: 09:35 15 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:25 06 May 2010
LEAGUE Two outfit Barnet are bringing a full squad to St Albans City on Tuesday as the pre-season action sparks into life. The super Saints are in action for the first time following the postponement of the friendly with Welwyn Garden City last week.
LEAGUE Two outfit Barnet are bringing a full squad to St Albans City on Tuesday as the pre-season action sparks into life.
The super Saints are in action for the first time following the postponement of the friendly with Welwyn Garden City last week. Manager Steve Castle will have to juggle his City squad with the Barnet clash coming just 24 hours ahead of the Spurs XI friendly at Clarence Park tomorrow.
Kick off is 7.45pm for both matches and fans should get down to Clarence Park and end the torture of weeks without football since Saints sparked into life under the guidance of Castle to win their thrilling survival chase last term. Supporters who attend the Barnet match can get into Clarence Park for half price for the Spurs XI friendly. For more details see the City website www.sacfc.co.uk
Barnet have already named their first XI for the clash at Clarence Park. Manager Paul Fairclough has included star names Adam Birchall, Albert Adomah and the former Non League powerhouse hitman Cliff Akurang, ex Histon, Thurrock, Dagenham and Redbridge and Chesham United.
Four trial players are likely to get a run out for Barnet including former Cardiff City midfielder Nick McKoy, aged 21, Justin Cochrane, aged 26, a former Millwall and Crewe Alexandra player, Ryan Hall, aged 21, from Crystal Palace and left back Mark O'Toole, aged 18, a former Norwich City trainee.
Fairclough has told the website www.barnetfc.premiumtv.co.uk that the rest of his squad will have a run out at Clarence Park. Only skipper Ismail Yakubu is left out as a precaution with a slight thigh strain.
Barnet starting XI: Rob Beckwith, Ashley Carew, Michael Leary, Joe Devera, Kenny Gillet, Max Porter, Neal Bishop, Albert Adomah, Adam Birchall, Kieron St Amie, Cliff Akurang.