Edgar Davids stated he was proud of the Barnet players following their 4-0 win over Northampton Town while joint head coach Mark Robson was pleased the Bees supporters could finally celebrate a victory.

Goals from Krystian Pearce, Andy Yiadom, John Oster and Anthony Edgar helped Barnet to their first win of the season and lifted the mood of the Bees faithful.

Davids captained the side on his debut for the club and was named man-of-the-match. However, he was quick to switch the focus on the team’s performance.

He said: “I feel the man-of-the-match belongs to the whole group because it was a team effort. We saw that they really had a lot of energy and I’m proud of them because the tactical things we worked on all week they executed them.

“So I’m proud that they knew what to do because it is hard to digest so much information in a short period of time.

“There were some spells I was happy about and there were some where we definitely can improve. But the agreements we made beforehand they all kept and they executed some things well and we resulted in a win.”

Robson added: “I’m really pleased for the players because it has been a long time coming. I’m pleased for the fans because it has been understandably a frustrating time for them.

“And I’m even more pleased for the chairman and his family. It has been a tough time for them in terms of wins on the table. So I’m delighted for them.”

The match was Davids’ first competitive game for just under two years but he lasted the 90 minutes and played a key role in the build-up to the first goal.

The Dutch international admitted he felt nervous before kick-off but was pleased to help the side gain victory.

“I felt nervous. I felt today the same feeling I felt when I had to play in a Champions League match. I had the feeling inside that I had then and I had to prepare for the game just the same way I used to.

“It felt good and it was good to get the win.”