Darren Currie thought that his Barnet team were the “better side” against playoff-chasing Wrexham, despite the Dragons leaving The Hive with all three points after a 2-1 win.

Akil Wright headed the Welsh outfit into the lead before Shaq Coulthirst’s equaliser, but Jermaine McGlashan slotted home the winner four minutes from time.

While the result pushes the Bees out of the top half of the National League, they can at least take pride in the performance produced against Bryan Hughes’ side.

After the game, Currie told the club’s website: “It’s disappointing because I thought we were the better side and we played the better football. I’m disappointed with the two goals we conceded on a day where I’ve put a lot of our bigger players out. I don’t expect to concede a goal like the first one and the second goal is poor at any level, one direct ball down the middle of us. That’s a poor goal to concede.

“I was happy enough with how we played. I still want us to pass the ball quicker, with more purpose at times, but still happy enough with how we dominated the game. We had a new system that I wanted to look at but in any system that I put forward my principles will be the same and that is to try to dominate the ball and create opportunities.

“We still need to work on that at the top end of the pitch, but our overall play was good, it’s just disappointing to concede two goals in the way we did and put ourselves on the back of a defeat.”

With the season winding down and Barnet in mid-table, Currie was able to experiment a little more with his team, and the inclusion of Andre Boucaud on his return from injury as well as a first run-out together for brother Jack and Harry Taylor was indicative of this.

Currie said: “With these last three or four games I plan to have a look at one or two different options and give everyone the opportunity to stake their claim to be around the squad for next season and it is a little bit trial and error but it’s still disappointing for me that we played in a game that I feel we’ve dominated for large periods and come away with a defeat.

“I don’t want to lose games. In the process of trying to build something I still want to build on the back of results. The performance was acceptable but unfortunately the result wasn’t.”

The Bees make the long trip up to AFC Fylde on Good Friday to face another side that are in the playoff spots, and while Currie is expecting it to be another tough test, it’s one his side are relishing.

He said: “As I always say, it will be a difficult game because they’re another team that are chasing something at the end of the season but I fully expect us to go there and compete.

“I want to finish the season strongly, I’ve been stating that. Obviously I’m disappointed with Tuesday, I’m disappointed with today, but we’ll go out there with the intention to perform well and win the games.”