Paul Fairclough will not be expecting a huge increase in possible transfer funds following the sales of star players.
Fairclough was speaking after after the Bees received an initial £125,000 for Dean Sinclair from Charlton Athletic. That, combined with the transfer fees of Nicky Bailey and Simon King along with Tresor Kandol in January means the Bees have netted more than half a million pounds however Fairclough said the money would be spent to make up for under-par attendances from last season.
‘Barnet have been probably, in proportion with all the clubs in the football league, one of the busiest in terms of selling this close-season. For a club like Barnet, people automatically think that`s money coming in…it doesn`t work like that…the sums just don`t add up so this will really help to balance our books and what money that will be leftover will come to the football side of things,’ he told BBC London 94.9, ‘I`m not expecting any massive windfall from the playing budget.’
However he was keen to say that he did have transfer funds if needed to buy players, which fans have been calling for for a few weeks now, to buy experienced league players. Fairclough’s only spending in the transfer market was an undisclosed fee for Max Porter; the rest have come in on free transfers.
‘I know my budgets always going to be there, going to be stable.’