Bees boss feeling the pressure

29 January 2011 07:30
Barnet caretaker manager Paul Fairclough admitted his side are now under pressure after their 2-0 home defeat by Southend. Goals in each half from Anthony Grant and Barry Corr secured the win for the Shrimpers which mean the Bees remain in the League Two relegation zone. "There were some very good performances out there so I'm not going to let the result drag me down and I'm not going to allow the players to be dragged back down to where they were," said Fairclough. "The team was in decline and we've arrested it but that's all we've done. They say that goals change games and we should have scored in the first few minutes. "I can't account for goals like the second one - it was, dare I say it, schoolboy stuff and that crushed the players. I'm not going to let this result unravel all the good work that has gone on over the last four games. "After the goal, the possession we had was pretty big but pretty ineffective. We made their centre-halves look like the best in the world because we kept sticking it on their heads - that's not how we have been playing recently. We're under pressure now there is no question about it."

Source: PA