Barnet ponder ground dilemma
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barnet may be forced to leave Underhill and undergo a ground sharing agreement.Barnet may be forced to undergo a ground sharing agreement if they are to participate in League Two football next season, after talks with local council leaders broke down.
The Conference champions need to develop current ground Underhill if they are to comply with league regulations.
The London outfit need an extra 1,000 seats, although talks with the local council have failed to yield any positive results.
Barnet supremo Tony Kleanthous expressed his anger with council leader Brian Salinger and indicated that the club may have to leave Underhill to protect their league status.
"I am disappointed to report that we at Barnet FC feel that there seems to be no point in pursuing the current dialogue," Kleanthous told the club's official website.
"To safeguard the future of Barnet FC we have no option but to explore other options, including ground sharing."
In other news striker Liam Hatch is expected to miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on a hip injury.
Hatch, who claimed 12 goals last season for The Bees, could also be joined on the sidelines by Simon Clist after the midfielder went under the knife for a groin complaint.