Barnet extend loans of Reading and West Brom youngsters

14:08 23 December 2011

Paul Downing is on loan to Barnet from West Brom until January 2

Paul Downing is on loan to Barnet from West Brom until January 2

Archant

Paul Downing and Michael Hector will remain at the club

Reading youngster Michael Hector will remain on loan at Barnet until the end of the season.

In further good news for the Bees fellow central defender Paul Downing for a further month until February 4.

Barnet boss Lawrie Sanchez brought in Hector on loan from Reading and Downing from West Bromwich Albion in the wake of the 6-3 home defeat by Burton Albion on October 29.

The 19-year-old Hector, who has made five starts and one substitute appearance, and 20-year - old Downing, who has played eight games, have helped stabilise the defence and have proved big hits with supporters.

Fellow defender Gary Borrowdale has been impressed with the pair who have earned the nicknames Rio and JT respectively after the England centre back partnership.

“I think Rio and JT have come in and performed well,” he added.

“The manager has also changed a few things around, making us a little more defensive.

“We are getting on the counter attack which has limited the opportunities we are giving away.

“(Our upturn in form) is down to a whole range of things and the confidence of the boys is coming out as well.

“So we go into every game looking to win now instead of maybe holding on to something.”

Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 25

 

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 15:01
The Back to the Future preview of Secret Cinema has been cancelled

Secret Cinema have cancelled their Back to the Future events until July 31.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:49
The two parts of the chair were inspired by the curves of an anonymous male model [Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker][Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker]

A London designer has created a unique chair designed to look, feel and smell like human skin.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:50
Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Read more

Promotions

Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

The Week subscription offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more