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Barnet boss Mark Robson praises Bees supporters for continuing to get behind the team despite poor start
Manager Mark Robson hopes Barnet’s supporters will continue to get behind the team, as the Bees look to register their first win of the season against Southend on Saturday.
Robson’s team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Exeter City on Tuesday night and the result was greeted with noises of discontent from sections of the home fans at the final whistle.
But the Bees boss had nothing but praise for the supporters and says he can understand their disappointment.
“The fans have been excellent, they’ve been really good,” Robson said.
“I know they’re disappointed but I’m disappointed as well because it’s certainly not the start I wanted and I really do feel for them.
“But the supporters have been great, they’re getting behind the players - in particular away from home - they were superb last Saturday, as they have been throughout.
“We want to try and put a smile back on their face and the only way we’re going to do that is by winning and hopefully that’ll be on Saturday against Southend.”
Robson admits the players are disappointed with recent results but backs them to come back strong at the weekend.
He said: “We have to go again, dust ourselves off and like every week I’m looking for a reaction from the players.
“Saturday’s game is a really, really big game for us so we’ll get ourselves back in for the rest of the week, prepare ourselves for that game and we go there looking for a win or certainly to get something from it.”
At the heart of Barnet’s problems this season has been an ineffective attack that has scored just five goals in ten games, the worst record in the division.
But Robson suggested there is a chance new signing Collins John, yet to feature for the Bees, could be involved against Southend.
“We hope he might be involved on Saturday,” Robson said.
“He’s obviously been working hard this week, he’s been training with us and we’re trying to get him up to speed and he’s been doing well so we’ll look at it if he’s available.”