BARNET: Coca-Cola League Two Tomorrow, 3pm Saunders Honda Stadium
THE Bees head to Chester still four points adrift of the magical 50-point target, which is usually enough to secure Football League survival.
Boss Paul Fairclough is confident his troops will amass more than that in his team's final eight matches of the season.
He said: 'We have 24 points to play for and I believe we will be well into the 50s come the end of the season.'
Barnet took another small step to safety on Tuesday, drawing 0-0 at home with Shrews-bury Town.
Fairclough chose to start Liam Hatch up front with Adam Birchall, controversially leaving the free-scoring Oliver Allen on the bench. 'It was a big decision, but I needed a physical presence,' said Fairclough.
'We had some great chances in the first half. Hatch and Birchall were pretty dynamic without scoring. 'What more could Liam have done for us on the night? He put their defence under pressure and arguably had a goal disallowed.' Although Barnet's League Two safety has not yet been secured, Fairclough is already starting to plan for next season.
Striker Magno Vieira and other unnamed players were this week made available for loan with a view to permanent deals being struck, while Nicky Bailey remains on the transfer list.
Form: With one win and a draw from their last five matches, the Bees have been in patchy form. Since beating Stockport 3-1 earlier this month, they have lost 1-0 at Lincoln and drawn 0-0 at home to Shrewsbury.
One to watch: Striker Oliver Allen has been in free-scoring form of late - but it runs in the family. The 20-year-old, who has bagged four goals in his last five starts, is the son of Spurs legend Clive Allen Grandad Les was a member of the White Hart Lane club's 1961 double-winning team. Allen was dropped to the bench in midweek but could be handed a recall tomorrow.
We've met before: The Bees' last visit to the SHS was on April 22 last year. Although the match ended 0-0, it extended City's un-beaten run to seven games and secured their place in League Two for another season.