Date: 10th February 2016 at 7:57am
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Going into the weekend game with Newport, which was of course postponed, Martin Allen revealed hopes to bring in a forward when the emergency loan window reopened, as it did on Monday, with him looking to boost these options following the departures of Kevin Lisbie and Aaron McLean.

Allen has John Akinde and Shaun Batt, who have been praised recently, but these are it with Michael Gash sidelined due to injury for as many as six-weeks.

Defensively Allen’s often had worries with Gavin Hoyte adding to them.

He’s had quite a season for Barnet, he was brought in last summer but then told he was free to leave before Christmas with the boss then removing him from the transfer-list after he forced himself back into his thoughts and the first-team.

Injury to Hoyte, which will sidelined him for at least six-months, due to him rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament has of course ended his Barnet season.

Allen was quoted by the Times-Series as telling Bees Player it was a ‘big blow’ to lose him.

‘Gavin Hoyte has had a scan and seen two consultants this week and will probably be out for a minimum of six months with an anterior cruciate knee ligament rupture. It’s a big blow for Gavin when he’s got back in the team and shown the sort of form. He’s a good player and I think it’s ok to say now he was signed to replace Andy Yiadom because I thought he was going off to another club at a higher level but that didn’t materialise.’

Having got his chance he was showing his ‘real form’ with the boss adding.

‘Gav has been a bit unlucky and a bit unfortunate not to play a lot more games. We’ve seen the real form of Gavin and it’s a real blow for all of us. He’s a tremendous professional and a really nice person off the field. We’ll do everything we can now to make sure we get the best consultants, the best pre operation work and the best operation consultant to do that op and then the long recovery starts.’

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