Bees hoping for Adomah stay
Barnet manager Ian Hendon is hoping that the Bees can keep hold of highly-rated winger Albert Adomah.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 04/08/09 10:30am
Barnet manager Ian Hendon is hoping that the Bees can keep hold of highly-rated winger Albert Adomah after the club rejected two bids earlier this summer.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a move away from Underhill, with Blackpool and Norwich both failing with offers.
Hendon told skysports.com that the main aim is to keep the former Harrow Borough man at Barnet.
However, Hendon realises that every player has their selling price and should Adomah's be met, then he has back-up plans in place to move on without the youngster.
"I think a player like Albert is always going to attract interest," he told skysports.com.
"Everyone had their price and what Albert's is will be down to the chairman.
"I'd like to keep hold of Albert for as long as possible because he is a great player and he scores goals and is a real threat.
"The longer we keep him, the better it is for Barnet, but I understand that there is the financial side of it and more often than not if the right bid comes in then the player gets sold.
"I've got contingencies in place just in case that does happen, but hopefully I won't have to use them."
The Bees had an impressive second-half of last season, after Hendon replaced Paul Fairclough at the helm, and fans' optimism is running high after an unbeaten pre-season campaign, but the former Sheffield Wednesday defender is solely focused on getting their season off to a flyer at Lincoln on Saturday.
"We are unbeaten so far in pre-season, so in that respect I am very pleased, but we aren't going to get carried away with it because there are no points to be won during this time of year," he said.
"It's all about getting the balance and shape of the team right for the new season and getting minutes on the board for everyone. It's pleasing that we aren't getting beat though because that is always a boost to morale, but it's the first game of the season that really counts."