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Can Robson be a success at Underhill?

Just three matches into the new season, it is far too early to judge Mark Robson’s brief tenure in charge at League Two relegation candidates Barnet.

But the signs are already pointing towards another campaign of uncertainty at the wrong end of the table with the lingering fear of relegation, something that the Bees have miraculously avoided in the last few seasons, becoming a real possibility.

The Londoners were unceremoniously dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Championship outfit Birmingham City and have only picked up one point from their first three league matches so far this term.

Last Saturday’s home defeat to fellow relegation rivals York City didn’t render much hope for the rest of the campaign, as an abysmal first half display left the Bees 3-0 down going into the second period.

Tough run of fixtures

Although there was an improved second half showing, the defeat left Barnet at the bottom of the table heading into a tough run of fixtures.

A trip to Relegated Rochdale is next on the agenda, followed by a London derby with high flying Gillingham at Underhill.

Two further away games at Bradford and Aldershot give Robson (pictured) plenty to ponder, with Barnet fans demanding an improvement on a poor start to the new campaign.

In better news, Striker Jon Nurse is well on his way to a return to fitness after suffering a nasty head injury during Saturday’s loss to York.

Barnet’s top scorer is expected to miss the trip to Spotland at the weekend, with the Gillingham match a more realistic return date.

By Daniel Ludlam

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