Barnet's hopes of beating the drop have been dealt a blow after boss Martin Allen ruled top scorer Izale McLeod out of the trip to Burton.

Allen revealed the 18-goal forward has picked up an injury but stressed that the squad remain in good spirits as they search for the win they need to guarantee their survival.

He told the club website: "There is no doubt we need to win this game and all our work this week has been geared towards a good performance and to continue the good work from last Saturday.

He added: "Everyone here is chomping at the bit to play and to be involved and we will be doing everything we can to make sure Saturday is a good day."