Barnet V Crewe at Hive Stadium : Match Preview

17 November 2016 05:34
Barnet V Crewe - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Martin Allen to take charge of Barnet against Crewe despite health concern

Barnet manager Martin Allen has been declared well enough to take charge of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two game at home to Crewe.

Allen was due to have surgery on a minor heart problem earlier this week but after undergoing extensive tests the Bees boss was allowed to return to work on Thursday.

He will be without defender Alie Sesay, however, who is serving a suspension after being sent off against Grimsby last weekend.

Sam Togwell (hernia), Michael Gash (knee), James Pearson (knee), Gavin Hoyte (hamstring) and Shaun Batt (hamstring) are all out.

Crewe are struggling with a number of injuries ahead of their trip to the Hive Stadium.

Alex Kiwomya became the latest on the sidelines after he limped off with a hamstring injury in the FA Cup replay defeat to Cheltenham on Tuesday and defender Zoumana Bakayogo (hamstring) will be out for up to three weeks.

Chris Dagnall, Billy Bingham (both calf) and George Ray (groin) remain a few weeks away from returning but Ryan Lowe (ankle) will face a late fitness test and Oliver Turton (hamstring) is continuing to improve and hoping to be back later this month.

John Guthrie and Harry Davis are just one yellow card away from suspension but fringe players Andrew Tutte and Julien Ngoy are available and could boost the squad.

Source: PAR