Barnet Vs Bury, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Barnet manager Ian Hendon is waiting on the fitness of veteran duo Gary Breen and Paul Furlong ahead of the visit of in-form Bury.

Breen missed the 3-0 defeat at Bournemouth after his troublesome knee injury flared up again on Tuesday morning while Furlong suffered an eye injury at Port Vale last weekend.

The pair - who have a combined age of 77 and have played in 1,110 league games between them - could both be fit to face the Shakers but midfielder Mark Hughes is on standby to again deputise in defence if needed.

Striker John O'Flynn should be fit to start after the ankle injury he picked up against Bournemouth proved not as serious as first feared.

Centre-back Ismail Yakubu continues to sit out as he battles to recover from a back problem which has hounded him since the end of January. The 24-year-old had an injection this week but will be out for at least another fortnight.

Bury boss Alan Knill will assess the fitness of winger David Worrall.

Worrall missed Tuesday's goalless draw at home to Morecambe after he picked up an ankle injury in training.

The Shakers are confident that Worrall will be available to face the Bees but defender Efe Sodje remains out of action as he completes a two-match ban.

Striker Andy Bishop is edging ever closer towards full fitness but may again be forced to settle for a place among the substitutes.

Knill will continue to tread carefully with Bishop, but will be without midfielder Damien Allen for the rest of the season.

Allen is to undergo surgery to repair a long-standing groin problem and has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Shakers.

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Paul Furlong
Andy Bishop
Ismail Yakubu
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John O'Flynn
Port Vale
Gary Breen
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Mark Hughes
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