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Martin Allen says Barnet is a club that is “obviously special to me” and he begins his fourth spell in charge with a match against Hereford United at The Hive tomorrow.

Allen was confirmed as the Bees’ new head coach on Wednesday and he will look to halt a run of four consecutive Skrill Premier defeats.

Allen, whose last spell with the Bees lasted three games in 2012, is looking forward to the visit of the Bulls who have not won in ten matches.

He told the club website: “It’s nice to get back on the training pitch and there are some decent players here. They’ve had some good results but more recently some not so good results.

“It’s nice to see some of the old faces that I remember from before and I am just looking forward now to Saturday.”

He continued: “Barnet is obviously special to me, there’s no doubt about that. But I’m not here to look at yesterday and the day before, I’m here to look at today and tomorrow and what’s going to happen in the future.

“I have just got to get the players prepared the best I possibly can. The other staff have been superb today (Thursday) and they must get a lot of credit.

“So when it comes to Saturday it is important the team, squad, staff, the players individually and collectively and all the supporters to make it happen.”

Graham Stack will miss the contest as he serves the second game of a three-match ban. Jake Hyde (hamstring), Luisma Villa (ankle) and Roberto Casabella (knee) are all ruled out due to injury.

Jack Saville, Mark Byrne and Dani Lopez all missed Tuesday night’s defeat to Macclesfield Town and Allen will hope they are fit for tomorrow’s game.

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