Darren Currie says Barnet a lacking a “cutting edge” after their goalless draw at home to Hartlepool United on Saturday.

The Bees’ appeals for a penalty were waved away by referee Adrian Quelch, and they were also guilty of missing an open goal that could have hugely eased their relegation worries.

“The performance was, again, more than acceptable,” Currie said after the game. “I’m just on repeat, aren’t I? We’ve just got to be ruthless in the final third, we’ve got to have that cutting edge which we haven’t got at the minute which is frustrating for everyone.”

Although Barnet’s results this month haven’t been up to standard, Currie was complimentary of the performance from his team against Hartlepool but bemoaned his side’s wastefulness in the final third.

He said: “We had some good counter-attacks in the first half. We were just waiting for that little slide pass from someone for the player on the overlap and we chose not to do it, or we did it at the wrong time.

“The player I was, we did a hell of a lot of work on attacking and final third play because that’s how I played the game, and decision-making is crucial in every part of the pitch.

“Certainly at the minute some of our crosses are hitting the first man, we do cross blocks and shot blocks and it’s frustrating because there are so many passages of good play that get us to the final third and then it’s just that little bit of magic that you need around the final third, and we didn’t have it today.”

Next up for Currie’s side is a trip to playoff-chasing Harrogate Town, who currently sit sixth in the National League table, and despite the differences in league position, the boss is confident that they can put in another positive performance.

He said: “It could quite possibly be a very similar game to what we’ve seen in the last few weeks here. We’re actually quite confident at the minute. You can tell we’ve got confidence in our play and to be fair the fans that were here today, I’ve got to give them credit as they were right behind the boys.

“We gave it a right go for them and we’ll go into Tuesday confident on the back of those performances but to take confidence through the roof we need to turn performances into results.”