Izale McLeod is pushing to make his full Barnet debut against Accrington.

The former MK Dons and Charlton forward has made three substitute appearances since joining the Bees after recovering from a knee operation.

McLeod could now be thrust into the starting line-up in place of Steve Kabba or Kevin Gallen as boss Mark Stimson looks for a return to winning ways following back-to-back defeats.

Stimson is likely name an otherwise unchanged line-up from the side beaten at Oxford last week.

On-loan midfielder Mark Byrne is still receiving treatment on a knee injury at his parent club Nottingham Forest and defenders Daniel Leach and Darren Dennehy (both foot), winger Glenn Poole (ankle) and striker Danny Kelly (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Accrington travel to Barnet without midfielder Jimmy Ryan.

Ryan suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Bradford and missed out on the FA Cup second round defeat at Port Vale.

Joint top scorer Sean McConville (back) also misses out on the trip to Underhill with Andy Parkinson the likely replacement.

Oldham loanee Joe Jacobson could slot in at left-back after completing 90 minutes on his debut against the Glovers.

The Reds are still searching for an elusive first away win of the season.

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