BAI­LEY BRINGS OUT BEST IN BEES

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

MARTIN Allen is con­fi­dent the re­turn of Nicky Bai­ley will spur his mid­field op­tions at Bar­net on to their best form, af­ter the 31-year-old made his sec­ond Bees de­but last week­end.

Bai­ley left Un­der­hill back in 2007 for Southend United, and has since turned out for Charl­ton Ath­letic, Mid­dles­brough and Millwall.

In his first spell he man­aged more than 100 ap­pear­ances for Bar­net in three years and fol­low­ing his re­turn against Ex­eter, Allen be­lieves Bai­ley will bring the best out of the likes of Cur­tis We­ston, Tom Cham­pion and Sam Tog­well.

“I think he’s played a part al­ready,” he said. “I promised changes would be made and we’ve got a good player there now wait­ing to play.

“So the peo­ple that are play­ing are well aware now the com­pe­ti­tion for places is full on.

“I still don’t think we’ve ab­so­lutely hit top form. I think there’s still more to come from this group of play­ers.

“Nicky’s fit­ness lev­els are com­ing up to where the oth­ers are so he’s clos­ing in.”

RE­TURN: Nicky Bai­ley

STAR MAN SI­MON MAKIENOK

Charl­ton

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