BARNET goalkeeper Graham Stack admits the Skrill Premier Division has been an ‘eye opener’ for him this year.
The 31-year-old has previously played for the likes of Arsenal, Millwall, Reading, Wolves, Hibernian, Leeds United, Blackpool and Plymouth Argyle.
But now the shot-stopper is plying his trade in the Conference Premier with the Bees and Stack admits life in non-league hasn’t been entirely what he expected.
He said: “The Skrill Premier Division has been an eye opener for me. The league has been exactly how I expected it to be.
“It’s a competitive division. Anyone can beat anyone else on their day. We can’t be complacent if we are then we will be punished.
“We have had a positive start. We are second in the league behind Cambridge.
“We haven’t played well in every match, but we have still come away with the points, which is a sign of a good team.
“There is a great spirit within the squad. Although a few players left in the summer. We have retained the core of the side.”
Stack reckons being versatile is the key to bouncing straight back to League Two and acknowledges the need for Barnet to get physical at times.
He added: “Every team will set their stall out to be physical in this league. We want to be the best passing side in the division this year but we must learn to mix things up at times to be competitive.
"We are still playing the same style as last year. Edgar wants us to keep the ball. But he also wants us to compete with teams. However, if we can hold onto possession then teams won’t get near us.”
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