Tuesday 24th November 2015
Kick Off: 19:45
Barnet: The Bees go into this game off the back of a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Morecambe. Martin Allen’s side have now only lost once in seven games, and put in a resilient display at The Hive on Saturday. Four of those matches have been wins, and Barnet must now try and turn their impressive home form into more points on the road. The manager has promised changes to the team for the trip to Meadow Lane, and the team has no further injuries going into Tuesday night’s fixture.
Martin’s View: “Notts County beat Portsmouth recently 2-1, and were very unlucky on Saturday against Northampton. They had chances and hit the post. Northampton are flying and they gave them a good game. So I don’t think the match that we all saw on the TV (against Salford) is a true reflection of them, and their players have been unfairly criticised. For us, we’ve got to play to our absolute maximum. As I say every week, unlike last year we can’t afford to have a few games where we don’t play that well – we’ve got to be right on our game, and that’s the reason why I’m going to make changes.”
Watch more of the manager’s pre-match interview here.
Notts County: The Magpies are just a point and a place above Barnet, following Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Northampton. Notts County’s form has been inconsistent this season; they’ve won four, drawn three and lost three of their last ten league matches. However prior to Saturday’s match they were unbeaten in four League Two games. They’re also seventh in the Home Form table this season.
In The Dugout: Notts County are managed by much-travelled Dutch coach Ricardo Moniz. The former RKC Waalwijk defender is famed for his technical expertise, and worked as Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘Skills Coach’ from 2005 to 2008. He held similar positions at Grasshopper Zurich and Hamburg, as well as coaching roles at Feyenoord and with the United Arab Emirates national team. Moniz’s first success as a manager came in 2011-12 when he won the Austrian league and cup double with Red Bull Salzburg. He also managed Ferencvaros, before leading Polish side Lechia Gdansk to their highest ever league placing when they finished 4th in 2010. A brief stint at 1860 Munich followed, before the Rotterdam-born coach joined Notts County at the tail end of last season.
Dangermen: Newcastle-born midfielder Liam Noble is leading the scoring charts for Notts County this season; the 24-year-old has six goals in all competitions. Noble began his career at Sunderland, but never made a first team appearance for the North East giants. He enjoyed two separate loan spells with Carlisle United (totalling 69 appearances) before signing for them on a permanent basis in 2012. The midfielder won the Football League Trophy with the Cumbrians, before leaving to join Notts County at the beginning of last season. Barnet supporters will also be familiar with Magpies striker Izale McLeod – he scored 36 goals for the Bees between 2010 and 2012. The prolific forward arrived at Meadow Lane from Crawley Town in the summer, and has found the net on four occasions so far this campaign.
Last Meeting: Barnet last played Notts County on 30th January 2010. Ian Hendon’s side traveled to Meadow Lane, having beaten the Magpies earlier that season – a Jake Hyde 90th minute goal sealing all three points for the Bees at Underhill. The outcome was less favourable for Barnet this time though; County ran out 2-0 winners, thanks to goals from Karl Hawley and Ben Davies. The Bees team that day included Albert Adomah, John O’Flynn, and former Premier League stars Gary Breen and Paul Furlong. Ex-Barnet midfielder Neal Bishop played for the home side, who finished the season as League Two champions.
Ticket Details: Barnet supporters will be housed in the stadium’s Jimmy Sirrel Stand (seated), where admission prices are: Adults – £24.00, Seniors (Over 65) – £15.00, Young Adults (18-21) – £15.00, Juniors (Under 18) – £6.00, and Family Juniors – £6.00. Supporters can pay cash at the turnstiles for adult, senior and junior tickets. Young adult (18-21) tickets and disabled concessions need to be obtained from the Notts County Ticket Office with the relevant ID. To find out more details click here.
Travel: The supporters’ coach leaves The Hive at 15:00 and costs £24 return. You can also get a shuttle bus to The Hive for just £1 each way. For more details click here.
Follow The Match: If you can’t get to Meadow Lane, you can listen to full commentary of the match on Bees Player HD. We’ll also have live twitter updates throughout the game, and a match report & post-match reaction on barnetfc.com.