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Times Series: John Oster could make his first start after returning from injury against Burton Albion Picture: Action Images John Oster could make his first start after returning from injury against Burton Albion Picture: Action Images

Barnet travel to Gillingham on Boxing Day looking to claim just their second victory away from Underhill this season.

The Bees moved off the bottom of the Football League after securing a 3-2 win against Burton Albion last time out.

The victory ended a six match winless run for Barnet – who now sit 22nd in League Two on goal difference.

While the Bees haven’t been beaten at Underhill in the league since October 13, they’ve struggled on the road.

The Gills are top of the League Two table and have been beaten just once at the Priestfield Stadium.

When asked how the Bees can improve their away performances, joint Barnet head coach Edgar Davids said: “When teams come and play away matches then they adjust differently to how they would play at home.

“So we have to adjust and start to get wins or draws away from home.”

Barnet go into the game with relatively few injury concerns. Steve Kabba and Ishmail Kamara remain absent as does Dutch international Collins John.

Clovis Kamdjo was substituted at half time against Burton but Davids doesn’t expect it to keep him out.

The former Juventus midfielder said: “Clovis has an injury, I have an injury and Ricky has an injury. But we have to be tough and stay in there. On the other hand John (Oster) and Curtis (Weston) have both come in (against Burton) and did very well. So they have shown that they match fit and ready.”

“John is a very good player and the sort of player that we need this season.

“He was a big miss and he did very well when he came on. He played longer than we expected. But Curtis also came in and did a good job.”

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