Grant Basey is set to make his Barnet debut when fellow strugglers Hereford visit Underhill.
The former Charlton defender, who joined Barnet as a free agent earlier this week, was an unused substitute at Wycombe on Tuesday night.
But with the Bees leaking more goals in a 4-2 defeat, Basey is likely to get the nod either at centre-half or left-back.
Basey was brought in as cover for long-term casualties Darren Dennehy (foot) and Daniel Leach (ankle), both of whom could be out until the new year.
Boss Mark Stimson has also completed the signing of former MK Dons and Charlton striker Izale McLeod.
But the ex-England Under-21 international will not be available for a few weeks after recent knee surgery.
Hereford manager Simon Davey will go back to the drawing board ahead of the crucial basement clash.
Following a 3-1 home defeat to Southend four days earlier, the Bulls boss made three changes for Tuesday`s visit of Stevenage and called for his side to stand up and be counted as they looked to drag themselves off the foot of the Football League.
A subsequent 4-1 defeat containing a host of individual errors was not the response he was looking for and he must now decide whether to stick or twist for the Underhill encounter and recall his dropped players.
Kenny Lunt returned into central midfield after suspension and was joined by Sam Gwynne, making his first start of the season, while Sean Canham took his place up front. Dan Stratford, Joe Colbeck and Mathieu Manset were the men to make way.
Influential skipper Janos Kovacs (knee) remains in the treatment room for at least another three weeks.
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