Mad Dog adds bite to Barnet

Longer stay: Kieran Djilali
Longer stay: Kieran Djilali
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Relegation-threatened Barnet will have Martin Allen in charge for the first time for the Spireites’ visit to Underhill tomorrow (KO 6pm).

The man dubbed ‘Mad Dog’ has been working with Neil Warnock and former Chesterfield hero Kevin Randall in QPR’s scouting network.

The 45-year-old’s last managerial appointment ended in 2009 when he left Cheltenham Town and he’s now returned to the club who gave him his first such role six years earlier.

He also worked under Milan Mandaric at Leicester City, but lasted just four games! Allen replaces caretaker Paul Fairclough, the man who stepped in after Mark Stimson was fired in January.

His first task will be to sign a goalkeeper. First-choice Jake Cole damaged knee ligaments in training at the start of the week and reserve Liam O’Brien broke a finger in the midweek defeat at Aldershot Town.

Spireites boss John Sheridan has no fresh injury worries and he’s extended the loan of Crystal Palace raider Kieran Djilali as he looks for his side to build on their massive lead at the top of the table.

All of the top eight sides in League Two are away from home this weekend.

Former Chesterfield striker Martin Gritton has joined Yeovil Town until the end of the season.