Micah Hyde could return for Barnet as Ian Hendon's side look to bounce back from defeat at home to Northampton.

Veteran midfielder Hyde was left out of the squad altogether on Boxing Day but after Hendon saw his side hammered 4-0 at Aldershot the manager may hand the former Watford man a recall.

Goalkeeper Jake Cole came through 90 minutes unscathed after a recent adductor muscle strain and will continue, while full-back Joe Devera also lasted the game on his return from a thigh injury.

Gary Breen and Clovis Kamdjo (both knee) remain sidelined but Ryan O'Neill is back from an ankle injury while winger Albert Adomah - who is expected to leave Underhill next month - is also fit after an ankle problem of his own.

Northampton will be without winger Andy Holt for the trip.

Holt was sent-off in stoppage time of the 1-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge on Boxing Day after being shown a second yellow card for delaying a free-kick and he will now serve a one-match ban.

Billy McKay came off the bench to score a late winner against Dagenham and he is one contender to replace Holt on the left flank, with Luke Guttridge also an option to return after a knee injury.

Abdul Osman (back), Craig Hinton (ankle) and Chris McCready (hamstring) all returned to manager Ian Sampson's matchday squad on Boxing Day and will continue to be involved.

Liam Davis (foot) and Steve Guinan (groin) remain out as the Cobblers look for a win at Underhill to climb the League Two table.

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