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Barnet director Paul Fairclough says the Bees need to bring a striker to the club on loan
Barnet director of football Paul Fairclough says "there is a need" for the Bees to bring another striker to the club on loan.
Jake Hyde has led Barnet attack this season and has netted five goals in eight games, however he’s missed the last four matches due to a hamstring injury.
Harry Crawford and Marciano Mengerink have deputised in Hyde’s absence but Fairclough believes Barnet are missing a striker with a physical presence.
"We have high hopes for young George Sykes who is on loan at Bishops Stortford. He is a 6ft 3in striker but there is a need at the club for that kind of striker now," Fairclough told the club website.
"We have got Keanu Marsh-Brown and Andy Yiadom who can whip crosses in and Luke Gambin, when his confidence is up, and Elliot Johnson can also do that. But we need someone who can get their head on the ball. I would like to see us have that option up front."
Fairclough believes Mengerink will become an important player for the Bees this season but adds: "He is not that centre-forward who will run onto the ball, through three of four players, and head it in.
"I personally believe, and I think Edgar (Davids), Uli (Landvreugd) and Dick (Schreuder) believe they would like that type of player. It will be a loan and it will be a striker of that nature."
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