Barnet v Brentford preview

Date published: Monday 5th December 2011 2:24

Michael Hector is available for Barnet’s home fixture.

The teenage centre-half’s initial loan spell from Reading expired after Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by MK Dons, but he has now signed a new deal until January 2.

Ricky Holmes appeared as a substitute at the weekend after a month out with a knee injury and he could start, while fellow striker Gavin McCallum returns to the squad after being cup-tied.

Defender Daniel Leach is fit after a tendon injury but he is set to play for the reserves on Monday night.

Fellow centre-half Darren Dennehy remains on the sidelines with a calf injury and forward Steve Kabba is a long-term absentee with a knee problem.

Jake Bidwell could be handed his Brentford debut at Barnet.

The young defender recently joined the Bees on loan from Everton but was denied permission to play in the FA Cup against Wrexham on Saturday.

Boss Uwe Rosler said he will make changes following the shock 1-0 defeat to the non-leaguers so Marcel Eger, Niall McGinn and Clayton Donaldson are pushing for recalls after they were rested.

Defender Karleigh Osborne (foot) and midfielder Harry Forrester (hamstring) are back in training after spells on the sidelines but club captain Kevin O’Connor (foot) will be out for a couple of months.

Back-up goalkeeper Conor Devlin on Monday left the club after his short-term contract expired.

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