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Maynard: "We want to give fans something to shout about at Barnet. This game is for them."



Stuart Maynard hopes the fans can roar his side onto victory in the derby game tomorrow.


More than 600 tickets have already been sold for the 12.30pm kick-off at The Hive and a cracking atmosphere is likely for the National League fixture that pits sixth against tenth.


"This game is for the fans and everyone at the club," said Maynard, the manager. "We know how much it means to everyone and you could tell that by the celebrations and the atmosphere last season. We hope the fans can recreate that atmosphere again as it was the best since I've been at the club. We want to make them proud and give them something to shout about."


The Stones have won the last three meetings and know a win will move them within one point of their hosts


"We know there is so much on a derby game, but we just prepare exactly the same," said Maynard. "Whether it's Wrexham at home or Barnet at home, the detail that goes into the game, how we are going to play, how we set up, nothing changes.


"We need to be controlled in possession, keep the ball as when we have it, it stops them putting it into the box from all angles, which is what they like to do. Our lads have been excellent this month in going unbeaten. You've got to give them huge credit for doing that in this league, which is tough. We've just got to make sure we keep our feet on ground and keep focussed on winning the three points, which is what it is always about.


"We are looking forward to it and go there with confidence as we could have won four or 5-1 there last time. It should be a great game. Barnet are where they are for a reason. The league table doesn't lie at this stage of the season. They are a tough team who will ask lots of questions with balls into the box."


Maynard will take a fully fit squad to the game, with the exception of Dom Hutchinson who was carried off on a stretcher in midweek.

"It looks like he has done the ligaments in his ankle," said Maynard. "We don't know to what extent. We will know more next week when the swelling goes down. He rolled in his ankle when he got wiped out in the process of shooting. It's not as bad as first thought, which is good."


Tickets for the game can be purchased HERE


* The Supporters Club are hosting their final fundraising night of the year on Saturday, December 3. Don't miss on out on what should be a great night. Call James on 07979 795414






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