Date: 16th October 2015 at 8:30am
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Max Crocombe is coming towards the end of his initial loan spell with Barnet, in fact this ends at the weekend.

If possible, which you tend to think Martin Allen will, the ‘keeper has told the Times-Series he would like to see his month-long loan at the Hive extended further.

No decision has yet been made on Oxford ‘keeper Crocombe but having impressed during his five-match loan spell, and still needed at the moment, an extension is likely after York on Saturday, if this isn’t announced before?

Asked if he would like to stay, having been made to feel welcome and ‘taken good care of’ he ‘doesn’t see any reason’ why this shouldn’t happen and he would like this, saying.


I’ve been taken really good care of, it’s a good club; the fans get behind the players. Of course I’d like to stay.

‘When it’s right to announce something, they will. I’m really enjoying my time here so I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t want to continue.’

Since coming in as cover for the then suspended Jamie Stephens, who had been filling in for Barnet no.1 Graham Stack, Crocombe has made the no.1 shirt his own but with player-coach Stack still sidelined for ‘at least’ another couple of weeks with his hip flexor injury Allen will still need cover.

If this wasn’t Crocombe it would be a major surprise, considering he’s not in or around the Oxford side!

Another positive for the 22-year-old New Zealander has been the fact, not that he’s always been able to in training, he’s worked with the vastly experienced former Premier League winner with Arsenal Stack.

He added.

‘It’s been good. Graham is a really experienced goalkeeper and I played against him last season.

‘Of course I’ve been aware of him. He’s got a lot of great information for me and they’ve both been very welcoming.

‘Jamie and I push each other every day. Graham’s very good to have around the place.’

One we definitely know is here on loan now is Josh Clarke, who has come in on loan from Brentford.


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