Henry Newman and Rossi Eames, Barnet’s caretaker management team, are taking things “one game at a time” as they consider whether to throw their hat in the ring to take the helm at The Hive permanently.

On the back of Saturday’s 1-0 win at Yeovil, with Alex Nicholls’ late strike enough to seal victory at Huish Park, the Bees extended their unbeaten run to eight league games and moved within goal difference of the League Two play-off positions.

Eames, the current caretaker head coach, is favourite to get the job on a full-time basis with the bookies; but his assistant, Newman, would not be drawn on the pair’s plans.

“Between us, we are taking it one game at a time,” he told the Times Series.

“There will be a decision to be made in time by the chairman, and when that time comes, he will act in the best interests of the club.

“The club isn’t in any particular rush because it’s a tough time to look for a new manager when Christmas is coming up.

“We are just looking to get the best results we can in the short time we are here.

“It’s been a good place to come into because it was left in a good shape when Martin departed.

“That’s something Rossi and I have looked to build on, not changing too much, but put our own stamp on things.”

Barnet found themselves under the cosh against Darren Way’s in-form side on Saturday, before scoring with their only shot on target with six minutes to go.

Despite that, Newman felt the Bees were good value for their win – and said it had helped to shake off anxiety the pair had faced before the game.

“It wasn’t so much relief as delight to get the win,” he said. “We were under pressure and they were playing well, but we were defending pretty well too.

“We were delighted but didn’t think it was undeserved. The boys did what we asked of them. There was a mountain of anticipation being responsible for the first team; we have both been in there with someone else leading, but you forget all about it when the first whistle blows.”