GRAHAM Stack believes tactical variety could hold the key for Barnet if they are to get out of the Skrill Premier at the first attempt.
Despite missing the 2-1 defeat to AEL Limassol last weekend with a dead leg, the former Arsenal and Hibernian stopper expects to be fit for the season opener against Chester FC on Saturday.
But Stack was present at The Hive for the friendly against the six-time Cypriot champions where a tactical switch from the Bees saw them come back into the game and almost salvage a draw.
“I think 4-4-2 is something we might have to consider,” he said.
“It could well be an option this year certainly at home.
“The onus will be on us this year to go and win games and it’s not going to be about keeping the ball and how great it looks, it’s going to be about winning football matches this year and getting us of this league.
“If that means we play with a five (across midfield) and we pass teams off the pitch then great. If it means we go and match teams up and play 4-4-2 and be slightly more direct and attacking then I think we’ve got to take that on board.”
Marciano Mengerink was the Barnet goalscorer against Limassol and Stack has been impressed with the Dutchman whose move to the Bees will be completed once international clearance is received.
“It was a cracking strike,” Stack said.
“Marce has got that. He looks like a good finisher. It’s his first season in full time football so it will take a little while to adapt. He’s getting fitter and fitter and he’s definitely got quality in front of goal.”
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