Date: 31st August 2007 at 8:52pm
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Paul Smith has been released by Paul Fairclough after spending just one day with the club.

Smith signed for the Bees yesterday to bolster the midfield and was expected to be on the bench for tomorow’s game against Bradford, but Fairclough has changed his mind about experienced player.

This isn’t the first time Fairclough has made a u-turn over players, in the close of last season he announced Nicky Nicolau, along with a host of other players were not being offered new deals but days later changed his mind having made a big mistake and handed Nicolau a new contract and the left-back has been a regular in the starting XI this season.

In the end, as strange as it may be, as long as it’s the right decision that supporters should be happy with it. Perhaps Fairclough had not seen Smith in action with his own eyes and was doubtful over his abilities in training today thus he deal with withdrawn. It leaves Barnet with four central midfielders, including recent loan signing Josh Wright.

His release leads to speculation that Ray Parlour could indeed make a sensational signing for the Bees, although fans should not stay up until midnight to find out if this is the case, seeing as he is currently unattached meaning a club wishing to sign the Romford Pele can do so outside of the transfer window.

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