Date: 15th January 2016 at 1:52pm
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Gavin Hoyte looked set to leave Barnet having previously been deemed ‘surplus to requirements’ by Martin Allen but he’s now been removed from the transfer-list and seems set to stay at the Hive.

He might be staying but the Bees recently confirmed Reading loanee Jack Stacey had returned to his parent club as had fellow loanee from Brentford Josh Clarke.

Stacey had come to Barnet for an initial one-month spell in November but hadn’t started a game since the end of November, the last of his two starts for the Bees in the defeat against Mansfield.

Allen also decided against an extension to Clarke’s deal, which after the start to his time with the club looked destined to be something that would happen with him playing 10-matches for Barnet scoring three-goals, which all came in his opening four appearance, but his sending off in the aforementioned Mansfield defeat had since seen his chances limited.

The Official Website recently also confirmed Ian Lawlor has retuned to Man City after his loan spell with ‘keeper Raven Constable leaving after joining on a non-contract basis.

Wesley Fonguck has seen his loan with Hendon extended until the end of January with Fumnaya Shomotun back from his spell with non-league side Staines Town.

Returning to Hoyte, Allen confirmed to the Times-Series a shortage of defensive options led to him no longer being available for transfer.

‘Gavin has come back into the team and done very well and shown a great attitude. He’s stepped up a gear, that’s for sure. I think he was very unfortunate not to play at Northampton Town on Saturday. We can’t let anyone else go out at the moment.’

Barnet have lost Michael Nelson to a should injury that will sidelined him for three-moths with cover for Bondz N’Gala and Bira Dembele wanted, with those remaining needed and being ‘wrapped in cotton wool.’

‘At the moment we’ve only got two here so we’ll have to wrap up them in cotton wool and keep them fit. But the rest of it I think the players are interchangeable and can play in different positions. I think we’re looking strong with what we’ve got. I can take that Northampton game because I still believe the players we’ve got here are good enough to compete and win games as we’ve shown recently.’

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