Exeter City will be looking to pile more misery on Barnet as the Bees travel to St James’ Park this weekend.

Exeter are occupying a play-off spot in 6th position with a game in hand on most teams around them. They sit just a point behind Lincoln City in 3rd.

Visitors Barnet will be nervously looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone as they only sit outside of it on goal difference. Sat in 22nd place on 20 points, the Bees will be hoping to push up the table to avoid a return to England’s fifth tier.

Exeter will be fresh from their Boxing Day fixture due to the abandonment of their game against Forest Green Rovers. The match was postponed by the referee due to a waterlogged pitch.

Their last 90 minutes game against Yeovil Town. An unexpected 3-1 loss to the Glovers. Jayden Stockley’s late goal was nothing consolation as they walked away with no points.

Dan Seabourne will be looking to make his official début for the club having his last game chalked off on Boxing Day. Paul Tisdale will be able to name an unchanged side from Boxing Day’s ‘half-game’ with Forest Green.

Barnet, who are tied on points with the bottom two, will be looking to forge a gap between themselves and the two below them.

It was a disappointing Boxing Day for the Bees who suffered their 14th defeat of the season at the hands of Cambridge. George Maris’ goal being enough to secure the points.

Barnet’s last victory must feel ages ago to their supporters. A 2-1 win against Morecambe with goals from Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Jack Taylor saw the Bees pick up a crucial three points.

Barnet are set to be without a huge chunk of their playing squad with Jamie Stephens, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Dave Tarpey, Curtis Weston, Elliott Johnson and Harry Taylor all out of the clash.

The two sides met earlier in the season with the Grecian’s picking up all three points. Barnet had originally taken the lead when former Peterborough United striker Shaquile Coulthirst slammed the Bees in front.

Exeter brought the late show to north-London with goals from Reuben Reid and a 94th minute winner from Jayden Stockley enough to win the points.


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