Barnet winger Keanu Marsh-Brown will remain with the Bees after the transfer deadline passed without a deal being completed.
The 22-year-old, who has been transfer listed since the end of last season, had looked likely to leave on Saturday when Martin Allen confirmed he had not travelled with the rest of the squad to Southport following several bids.
However, despite persistent speculation regarding a move away from The Hive during today's transfer deadline day, the former Fulham youngster looks set to stay with the Bees for the foreseeable future.
100% focused on my team barnet getting promoted good night— Keanu Marsh-Brown (@KMarshBrown) September 1, 2014
Speaking on Saturday prior to Barnet’s 2-0 win over Southport, Allen said offers for Marsh-Brown had to been received and would have to be “considered” by chairman Tony Kleanthous.
“I had a chat with the chairman on Thursday; some offers have come in to the chairman that he feels need to be considered,” explained Allen.
“They’ve not been finalised yet but on Friday morning we had another meeting and we thought it would be the best interests for the football flub, the team and also, of course, considering Keanu’s position, that he would be left at home this weekend, with the view to something maybe happening at the beginning of the week.”
He added: “It is very difficult and unsettling for him. I wanted to give him an opportunity through the summer but nobody actually made any offers. If he can go and play on or two divisions higher and earn a lot more money, well then good for him.”
The Bees head coach did however refuse to close the door on Marsh-Brown’s Barnet career.
He said: “I chat to him on a regular basis and his attitude for me since I’ve been here has been spot on. I think all supporters would realise that it is unsettling, it is difficult and he wants to try and get something sorted.
“If he does stay, I know that Keanu will bring value to our team. He’ll score goals for us, he’ll win us games and he’ll be a valuable squad member.”
The England ‘C’ international was linked with a move to Championship side Blackpool by Sky Sports News, who also listed Barnsley and Peterborough United amongst the sides interested in Marsh-Brown.
However The Times Series understands there was no bid from the Seasiders and continued talk of interest from Luton Town, following manager John Still’s trip to The Hive on Monday, was also wide of the mark.