Date: 17th April 2012 at 5:01pm
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Lawrie Sanchez has hit out following his sacking by Barnet on Monday.

A statement released by Sanchez, who was sacked and immediately replaced by former Bees manager Martin Allen, has criticised Barnet for a ‘lack of loyalty’ and accuses the board of ‘losing their nerve’ by failing to back him.

The former Northern Ireland manager was certain he would have led The Bees to safety as he did last season and feels, despite the clubs troubles this season, improvement has been made in the past 12-months under him: ‘following the termination of my contract by Barnet FC, I’d like to express my extreme disappointment at the lack of loyalty shown in me by the club.

‘It is the same lack of loyalty the club accused Martin Allen of showing when he walked out on Barnet towards the end of last season.

‘When I took over from Martin, the club were three points adrift of safety with just four games of the season left and under serious threat of relegation to the Conference. However, thanks to a fantastic effort from the players, staff and myself, Barnet took seven points from those last four games and avoided relegation.

‘Now, exactly a year since my appointment, the club are three points clear of the relegation zone with three games to go. I certainly felt that recent performances would see the club remain clear of the threat of relegation.

‘Unfortunately, that confidence seems not to have been mirrored in the boardroom and I am disappointed the club have lost their nerve at such a vital stage of the season.’

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