Darren Currie had a mixed reaction to Barnet’s 0-0 draw at home to Leyton Orient which extended his side’s unbeaten run to six.

The Bees have now kept clean sheets in their last five league games, achieving one of the objectives Currie set out for the match, but he felt that his side should have been able to take more from the game.

After the game, he told the club’s website: “I wouldn’t have predicted a 0-0 before the game but our target was to keep a clean sheet and they’re obviously flying high and going well, so a point and another clean sheet is a real positive.

“There’s a little bit of disappointment in that we didn’t take at least one of the two or three opportunities we had in the first half because we had some really good chances and some good situations that we could have turned into opportunities.

“I felt that we were by far the better team in the first half. It was a bit more even in the second half but certainly our first half performance was outstanding.”

The draw meant that it was now the first time in 17 years that the Bees have kept five clean sheets on the spin, and Currie wanted to draw particular attention to one of his returning defenders, Ricardo Santos.

He said: “We’re starting to look quite settled and comfortable as a back line and obviously it’s a huge plus for everyone that Ricardo is back, no bigger than for the boy himself. He’s a big player at this club and a great lad as well.

“He’s had to suffer a lot in the past 10 or 12 months so I’m really pleased to get him back out there. My intention was always to get him on, irrespective of the scoreline, at some point but for him to go on and play his part in a clean sheet, he’ll be pleased with that.

“The back four and the goalkeeper obviously get credit for a clean sheet but for me today it was everybody who contributed to it and a point.”

While there was one player returning, the Bees had two players succumb to injury in this game, with Andre Boucaud and Dan Sweeney going off, but the boss had little worry at the end of the game regarding the pair.

He said: “I think Boucaud has just got a niggle in his groin, I don’t know how serious it is. We’ll have to assess that and let it settle down over a couple of days.

“Sweeney just, when he went down in the first half, felt a little bit dizzy from one ball that he headed. Obviously having Craig [Robson] and Ricardo on the bench, it meant there was no need to take a risk. I’m sure Sweeney will be fine on Monday morning.”