Barnes hands in transfer request
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 36-year-old has been in a player-coach role with the Division Three side this season but with no guarantees a position will be there next term, Barnes wants to secure a fresh challenge with another club.
"I am disappointed. We're second in the table and it would be nice to build on that," Barnes told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"But the club couldn't confirm if they are going to have a coach next year - so it's important I move on quickly and get something sorted out.
"In the modern game there are no guarantees whatsoever - you can't hang around waiting for ifs and buts.
"I'm just looking forward to the chance of having a new challenge."
One club that might show interest in Barnes is Third Division rivals York City, with player-manager Chris Brass admitting he will look into the veteran's availability.
Meanwhile, Donny boss Dave Penney (pictured) has been able to extend striker Chris Brown's loan for the rest of the season from Division One side Sunderland.
Brown had returned to The Stadium of Light earlier this week after suffering a foot injury but that has not stopped the hit-man from wanting to play the remainder of the season at Belle Vue.
He is joined by Tim Ryan, who signed a two-year contract extension this week that will keep at Donny until 2006, while Rob O'Brien has gone back on loan to non-league Gainsborough Trinity.