Martin Allen: Barnet manager avoids minor heart operation

Martin Allen
Martin Allen is in his fourth spell in charge of Barnet

Barnet manager Martin Allen will take charge of Saturday's League Two match against Crewe after a surgeon decided not to operate on a minor heart issue.

The 53-year-old was due to have what he described as "simple and straightforward" surgery on Monday to relieve a "tightness of the arteries".

However, after extensive tests Allen was allowed to return home and will take first-team training on Thursday.

Barnet are 12th in the table, two points off the play-off places.

A statement on the club website said tests on Allen's condition are ongoing.