March 9, 2013
Bees sweat on veteran pair
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.2||1.2|
|Goals against *||1.0||1.5|
|Last 5 home||W-L-D-D-W||L-W-L-D-D|
|Last 5 away||L-L-W-L-L||W-L-D-L-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Barnet | Morecambe|
Experienced Barnet duo John Oster and Craig Beattie are doubts for the visit of Morecambe.
Former Everton midfielder Oster has sat out the last three matches with a hamstring injury and is not expected to recover in time.
Ex-Celtic and Swansea striker Beattie was also forced to miss last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Plymouth with a hamstring problem and he will be checked over.
Player-boss Edgar Davids has drafted in Watford midfielder Ross Jenkins on a month's loan so he could make his debut.
Davids is still without forwards Ricky Holmes (foot) and Steve Kabba (knee) but Luke Gambin pushed his claims for a start with a goal for the reserves in midweek, and fellow striker Jamal Lowe is back from a loan spell at Boreham Wood.
Andy Parrish remains Morecambe's only injury doubt.
Parrish has been sidelined in recent weeks with a thigh problem and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Underhill.
The Shrimps are enjoying a rich vein of form, winning five of their past eight matches, but goalkeeper Barry Roche believes the struggling Bees will provide them with a stern test.
He told Press Association Sport: "It's always tough when you go to Barnet, no matter what position they are in the league, it's always a tough place to go.
"We've seen that over recent years where we've had a couple of really good battles with them.
"They're in desperate need of the points so it's a good game and a game we're all looking forward to.''
Forward Jordan Burrow is pushing for inclusion after bagging a brace during Morecambe's 2-0 reserve win over Tranmere in midweek.