Bees Boss Brennan Offers His Title Chase Assessment

Dean Brennan knows his Barnet side aren’t National League title favourites and he isn’t unhappy about it.

The battle for three points resumes this weekend following the FA Cup rough and tumble and his team sit second - three points behind leaders Chesterfield.

For some, the Bees are emerging as the main contenders to take on Paul Cook’s side, who have already accumulated more points than last year’s winners Wrexham after the 15-game mark.

Brennan knows the size of the task just to stay in the hunt but finding ways to win games is what they’re good at - however difficult the situation seems.

“We’ve been outstanding” he said when we asked the Irish manager to summarise Barnet’s opening three months. “The points return is excellent, it’s where we want it to be.

“The problem is that one team are flying at the minute and that’s Chesterfield - they’re really flying!

“They’ve got a fantastic manager and a great squad full of really talented players but hopefully we can go toe-to-toe with them.”

Barnet welcome improving Maidenhead United to the Hive this weekend.

After FA Cup reply success against Aveley in midweek, the north Londoners have won seven of eight games they’ve played in front of their fans so far.

“For us, it’s so far so good,” he said. “The standards we have set are excellent. In boxing terms, you have got to keep your guard up.

“You’ve got to bite down on the gum shield like we did at Dorking last time and show character. It’s been a great few months but we’ve got to keep evolving.”

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