The former Tottenham winger was at his exuberant attacking best in the recent win over Luton, his pace matched with flair and most importantly end product.
However, Ardley is also a fan of the disciplined, hard-working Barcham, a facet he feels sometimes goes unnoticed.
“People don’t realise that sometimes when ‘Barchy’ has a quiet game it is because he is doing such a good job for the team narrow,” he said.
“There are times when you are playing 4-4-2 you have to bring your wide men in because you can’t play with wingers.
“At Notts County for 65 minutes he played quite narrow. It was really only in the last 15 minutes he got to open his legs in wide areas.
“So sometimes the players do different jobs for the team. It is always about the team and the result for the team.”
Barcham claimed two assists and had a hand in all four goals against the Hatters and his manager conceded there are few better sights than the 29-year-old in full flight.
“I love watching him,” he added “It is a great sight isn’t it watching an Andy Barcham going at somebody.
“His end product is exceptional and he is one of the best crossers of the ball on the run I know.
“He is right-footed, but his crossing with his left foot is exceptional.”