Paul Fairclough has given goalkeepers Robert Beckwith and Derek Stillie trials at Underhill.
Lee Harrison injured his hamstring earlier this week in training and will miss the Crystal Palace game and Beckwith will now be given an opportunity to show supporters and more importantly the management team what he has to offer. The former Luton Town and Chesterfield keeper, who with both clubs he failed to make an impact collecting just 21 appearances in his career to date, will be given 45 minutes or so against Crystal Palace on Saturday along with already on-trial West Ham teenager David Blackmore.
The tall 22 year old man with the gloves appears the ideal person to be understudy to Harrison, and someone Harrison can coach and one day succeed him as Barnet’s number one keeper. Beckwith has had an injury-plagued career and was once tipped to play in the premiership, where he was linked to the likes of big guns Arsenal, who strangely Barnet have just played, but long-term injuries in his professional footballing career has prevented him from making any sort of impact at the clubs he’s been with.
Also with Barnet is Derek Stillie who at 33 years old has a wealth of experience and has played in the top division in Scotland for many years with the likes of Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Dundee United. Stillie is, however, uneligible to play for Barnet against Palace.