Barnet travel to League One side Brighton, who are on a decent run of form, unbeaten in their last three matches and sitting nicely just below the play-offs in ninth position.
Both managers have promised to field strong squads for this Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, with the winners going through to the quater-finals.
Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:
Guy Butters and Nicky Forster are both ruled out. Adam El-Abd will return into the centre of defense, with the side likely to go into the match with a 3-4-3 formation.
Player to watch: Dean Hammond – Central Midfielder
Skipper with four goals already to his name this season.
Barnet Team News:
Ismail Yakubu is out having limped off early in the league match against Stockport last week-end; Joe O’Cearuill will deputise. Max Porter will replace Josh Wright who is with the England Under-19 squad. Stephane Seanla and Danny Hart will be on the bench.
Likely Line-Up (4-4-2):
CB: Burton (c)
Subs: Beckwith, Hart, Seanla, Hatch, Thomas
Player to watch: Adam Birchall – Striker
Will want to continue his good form.
Match Facts & Stats
O’Cearuill faces his former club.
Brighton & Hove Albion 2 – 1 Barnet
vs. Mansfield Town (home) – Saturday