The former Brighton man was drafted in at right-back following the injury to Nathan Thompson and says that, despite impressing in the skipper’s absence, he must continue to work hard.
“It’s a great experience,” he told the official website. “I couldn’t have asked for a better start, really. I’m glad to get the opportunity to play as well with Nathan injured at the moment but I’ve still got to prove my point and I feel I’ve done that. I’ve still got to keep carrying on working hard every day.
“I’ve still got a smile on my face which is a good start but I think I’ve played really well so I can’t moan at myself for that.”
The defender then reflected on the games at Newport and at Crewe and recalled the moment he walked forward to take a penalty in the shoot-out at Rodney Parade.
“You don’t want to know what was going through my mind!” he chuckled. “As I was stepping up I was thinking of going one way – I’ve always gone that way - then, when I was about to take it, the ‘keeper dived my way. I thought “I’ve got to change it here” so changed at the last second and it went in.”
He continued: “Crewe was probably the hardest game I’ve played. They played well.”
Town face another away trip this weekend with Barnsley the destination for Mark Cooper’s men. Barry says that, if he isn’t in the starting XI, he’ll be happy to sit among the substitutes at Oakwell.
“I’m hoping to start again but, if Nathan is back, I’ll happily sit on the bench," he said. "It will be another test for me to be involved even if I am just on the bench.”
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