Barnet suffer Kabba blow
Striker out for four weeks with hamstring injury
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: March 8, 2011 3:37pm
Kabba: Hamstring injury
League Two strugglers Barnet have been dealt a blow after top scorer Steve Kabba was ruled out for up to four weeks.
The former Sheffield United and Watford striker came off during the second half of the Bees' goalless draw at Rotherham on Saturday after picking up a hamstring injury.
Barnet's temporary manager Paul Fairclough revealed that the 30-year-old's spell on the sidelines will force him into the transfer market for a loan replacement.
"We are definitely keen to strengthen soon because we've had a few injury blows over the weekend, especially with Steve Kabba because he has been doing so well for us recently," Fairclough told skysports.com ahead of Tuesday's game against Wycombe.
Pass the baton
"He had scored three goals in the previous two games before Saturday, but he will probably be out for two to four weeks now.
"The skipper, Anwar Uddin, took a serious hit as well and we've got serious concerns over his fitness, plus Anthony Pulis picked up a knock, so he is out for tonight as well.
"I'd be stupid not to keep my eyes open for new players to come in and help the cause.
"Steve had been in terrific form and some of the lads may have started to rely heavily on him, but he now has got to pass the baton over to the likes of Izale McLeod, who we know can be absolutely deadly in front of goal.
"Izale will respond and step up to the plate by leading us from the front in Steve's absence."