Injured Graham Stack reckons this Saturday’s trip to Chester will come too soon for him to make a return between the sticks.
The Barnet goalkeeper picked up a calf problem in the 2-1 defeat to Luton Town and has been working on his fitness at The Hive while his team-mates enjoyed a weekend off from Conference football.
Stack is mindful of returning before he is truly ready and does not want to aggravate the injury further.
He said: “I’m hoping to be back involved at the weekend, but I’ve got a suspicion that will be too soon. It’s a slow process and I’m probably about two or three weeks away, but it’s improving. We’re working as hard as we can to get myself fit.
“The break [from Conference football] came at a good time. We are starting to get people back from injuries. It gives everyone a fresh impetus for when we get back. You get to spend a bit of time away from the boys and The Hive and spend a bit of time with your family.”
Dani Lopez’s loan move from Stevenage is set to expire this week and Stack urged the club to do everything in their power to keep hold of the striker.
He added: “I think everyone in the changing room realises Dani is a good player and would like him to stay, but whether or not the club can get that done or not, I’m not entirely sure.
“He’d be a great asset to have between now and the end of the season and could be the difference between us staying in the Conference and going up.”
Meanwhile, Carl Fletcher has left Barnet after making just four league appearances for the Conference Premier club.