Barnet can go clear at the Conference summit if they beat FC Halifax Town on Tuesday evening but could be without Elliott Johnson for the trip to The Shay.

The left-back was withdrawn in the second-half of Saturday’s 2-1 win at Eastleigh, which saw The Bees leapfrog Bristol Rovers to go top once more, albeit on goal difference only.

Johnson was substituted with an injury after Barnet conceded a penalty with little over ten minutes remaining and asked what was wrong with the defender, head coach Martin Allen replied: “I don't know. I don't know what is up with Ells.”

Skipper Charlie MacDonald will also miss the trip to north Yorkshire with a calf problem but took the warm-up at Eastleigh alongside player-coach Jon Nurse. The 33-year-old remains on course to return to action within two to three weeks.

Halifax could be without striker Danny Hattersley after he picked up a knock in the goalless draw with Dartford at the beginning of the month. The forward has missed The Shaymen’s last two fixtures.

Having faced Bristol Rovers on Saturday and drawn 2-2, Halifax still have to play Barnet at The Hive and boss Neil Aspin acknowledges his side could play a decisive role in the title race.

He told the club website: “We have to play a part because we have to play all of the teams above us.

“We have to play Barnet twice so we will feature heavily, then the boot will be on the other foot and Bristol will be hoping we can take points of Barnet.

“We owe it to every team that we put in the same amount of effort and commitment as we have done today in every game.”

Barnet have yet to beat FC Halifax since returning to the Conference, losing 4-0 and 2-1 last term against the side re-formed in 2008 following the demise of Halifax Town AFC.