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Barnet Coach Edgar Davids is aiming for holiday points to beat relegation

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 27, 2012

Football

Edgar Davids says the festive season represents a good opportunity for Barnet to pick up some points

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JOINT-HEAD coach Edgar Davids says the festive season represents a good opportunity for Barnet to pick up some points as they bid to avoid relegation from League Two.

Barnet travel to face Exeter City on Saturday before playing host to Aldershot on New Year's Day.

It is a time of year when fixtures come thick and fast, but Davids says it is something his players should relish.

"I'm not going to lie, when you play that many games in a short space of time it is difficult for everybody," he said. "That's not only for Barnet but also for the top teams. But you have to make the best of it.

"It is what it is. You have to accept it, but it is a great opportunity for us to pick up results and points."

Barnet went into the Christmas fixtures just outside the relegation places, having beaten Burton Albion in their last home game.

Davids, who joined the club in October, thinks they are moving in the right direction, but added that they still have to keep battling if they are to stay out of trouble.

"We still have to fight for every point and that is our goal. We will take it step by step, game by game."

Davids added that it is tough for his team down at the bottom. "If you are mid-table then you don not have the same sort of pressure but we have that, he said. "And it is always difficult to play when under pressure because some players can't handle that pressure."

Predicted Barnet line-up: Stack, Fuller, Stephens, Iro, Johnson, Kamdjo, Davids, Oster, Yiadom, Holmes, Hyde

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