Edgar Davids felt Barnet “could have done a lot of things better” after the Bees were held to a 0-0 draw against Rochdale at Underhill.

There were few chances created throughout the 90 minutes but Barnet came closest to gaining all three points.

Dani Lopez had a header just miss the post Andy Yiadom managed to flick a header against the crossbar in the second half.

Reflecting on the game Davids said: “I thought we had some good spells in both halves but in the first half we didn’t do what we have trained. We could have done a lot of things better.

“We kept a clean sheet though and created several opportunities to score.”

The Bees head coach added: “Of course you have to win against the teams around you but it was a hard game. They fought well and they played tactically very well.

“I think tactically we didn’t play as well as we could have to be honest.

“The lads gave everything. There were some good spells but if you tactically do not do what you have to, then it is going to be hard.”

John Oster missed the game due to a hamstring injury sustained in training this week and Davids admits the Bees do not yet know how long they will be without the creative midfielder.

“It is a hamstring injury so we have to see day by day how it goes,” Davids explained. “It could take a week or it could take longer. We will have to see.

“We don’t know how long it will be. Ricky Holmes is out for the season but it is not the case for Oster.”

With Aldershot Town and AFC Wimbledon both winning, the Bees have slipped down to 22nd in League Two and are just one point above the drop zone.

Davids remains hopeful that Barnet can go on a winning run and move away from the relegation places.

He said: “If we keep up the form of the last five games I am not really worried. But the other teams pick up points so it is hard.

“Bristol Rovers were down but all of a sudden they have 38 points. They have gone on a run and we have to do create like that.

“It is going to be hard but it is not going to be impossible.”