It will be non-league football for Barnet next season after the club’s relegation from the Football League.

The Bees will begin life in their new stadium in the Conference. Inevitably changes will have to be made throughout the club. Head coach Edgar Davids remains undecided on his future and players will move on.

However, one of Barnet’s key men insisted he is not looking to “jump ship”.

Graham Stack, arguably the Bees’ player of the season, says he is committed to the club and wants to help Barnet regain their Football League status.

“I don’t want to jump ship. I am committed to Barnet until that changes,” said Stack.

“I am not someone to shy from any challenge. My ego is not big enough to think that I cannot play in the Conference.

“I am a Barnet player and I will relish the challenge next season of getting the club back in the Football League.”

The Bees’ final game of the season ended in a 2-0 defeat against Northampton Town. That result, coupled with AFC Wimbledon’s 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Town, meant Barnet were relegated on goal difference.

The club finished the season on 51 points; it is the highest total a relegated side has achieved in League Two.

Stack said he would expect a club to survive with 51 points and admitted relegation is heartbreaking for the supporters.

A visibly emotional Stack added: “I feel sick for the fans, absolutely sick. I’m gutted for them.

“You would expect 51 points to be enough but over the course of the season we probably haven’t scored enough goals as a group.

“We have kept 15 clean sheets and it is disheartening to know that one point would have been enough.

“As a group we have underachieved, especially at the beginning of the season.

“In the last 30 games we have improved massively in terms of points and performances. It was too little, too late though.”

Stack was the hero for Barnet a week before the Northampton game when he saved a last-minute penalty against Wycombe Wanderers to ensure the Bees won their last ever match at Underhill.

“I would take everything back from that day if it meant we stayed in the Football League,” Stack admitted.

“We haven’t gone down due to a lack of team spirit or a lack of fight. We have gone down because we didn’t start out the season well enough. There is not one player who hasn’t been committed to the club.

“There were a few tears in the dressing room but we will have to move on.”

The Conference is widely regarded as one of the hardest divisions to achieve promotion from and a relegated League Two side has not been promoted the following season for eight years.

But Stack insisted the club can come straight back up if they can keep the majority of their current squad together.

He explained: “There are some big sides in that league but we are a good team and a big football club, so of course we can bounce back up.

“I firmly believe in the group we have got, the only thing is I do not know who is going to be staying.

“It is all very up in the air. Contracts which will have been offered will now be different. It has affected a lot of people.

“Relegation doesn’t just affect the players. It affects the grounds staff, the people that work in the canteen. It affects everyone.

“The bigger picture is that if we keep the squad together then we have enough in the dressing room to get us back in the Football League.”

Davids has yet to decide on his future with Barnet but Stack believes the former Juventus and Barcelona midfielder would be ready to compete in the Conference if he does stay at the club.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper added: “Knowing what he is like, his character is not someone who will shy away from a challenge. He will probably want to make a point of getting us back up.”