Barnet will look to put further pressure on Conference leaders Halifax Town when they head to Southport on Saturday

Picture: Dave Peters

Picture: Dave Peters

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Barnet have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their trip to Southport on Saturday, with Iffy Allen continuing to work his way back to fitness following a fractured fibula.

The young forward has taken some part in first-team training in the last fortnight but remains Martin Allen’s only concern aside of Saturday’s visit to the Merseyrail Community Stadium.

Barnet will look to build on back-to-back victories over the Bank Holiday Weekend, with wins over Nuneaton Town and Dartford seeing them move up to second in the Conference table.

On Monday, Allen’s side thrashed winless Dartford 4-0 at The Hive, with Lee Cook starring from the substitute’s bench.

The winger was introduced as a half-time substitute, with the Bees already leading through John Akinde’s first-half tap in.

Cook wasted no time in making his mark, scoring twice in 15 minutes before tucking away a penalty to complete his hat-trick with five minutes remaining.

The Bees were 2-0 victors at Nuneaton Town on Saturday, with skipper Charlie MacDonald scoring an early penalty, before adding a second from close range shortly after.

MacDonald could have had his hat-trick after the break but saw his second spot-kick kept out by Boro goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook.

Allen's side trail league-leaders Halifax Town by three points - a gap they will be keen to close in Merseyside, whilst ending Southport's recent unbeaten streak of three matches.

Martin Foyle’s Sandgrounders are 15th, with one win and two draws from their opening five fixtures.

Despite leading three times at Telford United on Monday, Southport were denied their first away win in more than 12 months at the New Bucks Head.

Richard Brodie scored twice and Johnny Gorman netted on his debut for the Merseyside outfit.

On Saturday, a stoppage-time header from Luke Foster secured Southport’s first win of the season, as the Sandgrounders overcame Altrincham 2-1.

Brodie put Foyle’s side ahead before Steven Gillespie had equalised.

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