Barrie has experienced glorious highs and real lows during his time at Mariners Park.

Capable of playing at right-back or in the centre of midfield, the 2015-16 season looks set to be his defining campaign.

For the second year running, he swept up in the club’s end-of-season awards, being voted the Supporters’, Players’ and Club’s Player of the Year.

His wholehearted and all-action displays, featuring marauding runs down the right flank and repeated shows of passion, won him a place in the hearts of all at Mariners Park.

He had been through so much before, that, though, including a relegation season and the club’s enforced move from Mariners Park to Peterlee.

Despite struggling at times with a groin problem, Barrie stuck with the club during its two-year spell in Peterlee – captaining the team for one period – and was rewarded for that loyalty when Shields came home in the summer of 2015.

He was one of the key figures in the 2015-16 Northern League Division Two title win, and continues to be as popular as ever at Mariners Park.