FORMER Bees player Anwar Uddin has hailed Barnet’s Irish midfielder Mark Byrne as a great role model to the younger players at the club.
Byrne has played in every match for the Bees this season helping them to third place in the Skrill Premier after seven games.
And Uddin, now a coach at the West Ham Academy, believes the club are benefitting from the work-rate and continuity Byrne brings to the side.
“What Byrner does is he leads by example,” said Uddin.
“If you watch him over the course of the season you’ll never see a game where he is just walking about he always puts the effort in.
“He’s seen four or five managers come and go, he’s still there and he’s still playing fantastic.
“He’s definitely one of these players where over the course of time people will realise he’s invaluable.”
Byrne has scored twice in the last three games for Barnet. Uddin is not surprised to see the midfielder getting on the scoresheet in recent games and feels the 24-year-old is one of the club’s most underrated players.
“When I was there he used to score some unbelievable goals and he’d be playing in different positions.
“When he’s got the ball he can pick a pass and if he’s anywhere around goal he’s a threat.
“There are some players who do a lot of work and are not really credited for their quality.
“He adds a lot of quality that people don’t really see.
“He’s a good lad, he’s got a lot of heart and a lot of quality on the ball.”
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