Date: 5th August 2015 at 7:56am
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I know it’s somewhat pedantic of me to say so but Shaun Batt saying talks for Barnet merely staying in the Football League haven’t been mentioned once….technically him saying so is mentioned survival isn’t it!

As said pedantic of me though isn’t it and other thoughts he had with the Times-Series last week were far more positive – all his thoughts were in fairness.

Barnet arrival from Leyton Orient this summer, where we start the season, Batt feels momentum could be taken forward and if the attacking ambition works there’s no limit to what could happen this term, he said.

‘Since I have been here, I have not heard the word survival mentioned once. I don’t think anyone is looking to barely survive in this league and we’re looking to do well in this division.

‘I don’t think we need to set ourselves any limits. If you go into a season off the back of a promotion there’s no line we can go.

‘We are going to attack the first game and go from there.’

The 28-year-old went onto say he’s ‘certain we’ll get the result we need’ when he returns to the Matchroom Stadium where both he and fellow Bee’s recruit Kevin Lisbie endured a difficult season with the O’s last time round with no fewer than four managers taking charge last term!

Martin Allen decided to make the move for Batt from a recommendation of Lisbie, something he knows he’s got to thank him for.

‘Lis and I have had a great relationship. I will have to thank him for that one.

‘It is nice when you have a colleague who has good things to say about you.’

Batt finished by saying he had others offers, and as much as he knows he’ll have plenty of competition to compete against at the Hive, once Barnet came calling – so he could stay in London – he was ‘over the moon’ as this was his first choice option, not to move on.

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