Adventurous right-back James Pearson joined Barnet in January 2016 on a non-contract basis.
He had previously been at Leicester City where he had played under his father, the former Foxes manager, Nigel Pearson.
James quickly proved to be an important part of the Bees' back four and made 15 appearances en-route to making the number two shirt his own.
His buccaneering style and excellent crossing ability added another dimension to Barnet's play and it was a blow when the defender was ruled out for the start of the 2016/17 campaign with a knee injury.
Sheffield-born James began his career with Rotherham United before moving to Leicester City in 2013. He made one senior appearance for the Foxes in the League Cup and also took in loan spells with Carlisle United, Peterborough and Wrexham.
It was with Wrexham, then of the National League, that Pearson played in the FA Cup third round as the Dragons lost at Premier League outfit Stoke City.