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John Oster feels the pressure will be on Bristol Rovers when they face Barnet tomorrow
Barnet midfielder John Oster feels all the pressure will be on Bristol Rovers tomorrow as the Bees travel to the Memorial Stadium for a match which will inevitably be dubbed a six pointer.
Edgar Davids’ side sit 20th in the League Two table and are just a single point above the Pirates, who occupy 23rd spot.
After poor starts to the season both the Bees and Rovers’ form has improved over the past month.
John Ward’s side have won three of their last four matches in the league, while Barnet have suffered just three defeats in their last ten games.
The Bees’ momentum may have been slightly halted by a 1-0 defeat at Burton Albion on Saturday but Oster feels Barnet can take plenty of positives into the clash against the Pirates.
He said: “Our away performances have picked up considerably over the past couple of months and we have picked up some good results. It is just a shame that the teams below us have also been picking up results.
“But we will go there in good spirits. We are not disappointed with our performance at Burton because we know that on another day we could have won that game.
“So we will take the positives into the game against Bristol Rovers.” The 34-year-old continued: “We don’t look like a team that is playing under pressure and I think them being the home team means the pressure is on them.
“They have a couple of games in hand on us and they are the ones that need to get the result.
“We obviously want the result but they need it a little bit more than us. So we can go there and relax and I don’t see a problem really.”
The Bees’ weekend defeat at the Pirelli Stadium was their first on the road in over a month.
However, despite the loss Oster believes the Bees players remain confident going into every game.
He explained: “I think it is just hard work on the training ground and the things that have been put in place are coming off.
“We are trying to make things as good as they possibly can be with the resources we have and it is making the lads come together and play as one.
“We are pretty solid all round at the moment at the back. We haven’t conceded a goal in open play for quite some time.
“That is the good thing for us but we have to keep that. It is a massive game and we have to go there and make sure we don’t give any sloppy goals away.
“As long as we don’t do that then we feel that we can match anybody in the league at the moment.”