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UPDATED 12:00 28th November 2016

Intelligent striker Michael Gash joined Barnet Football Club from cash-strapped Kidderminster Harriers in January 2015.

Michael's 2016/17 campaign is already over after he was cruelly struck down with a cruciate knee ligament injury in the second week of the campaign.

A powerful leader of the line who enjoys a good understanding with John Akinde, Michael very nearly has a one-in-two record since joining the Bees.

He helped win the Vanarama Conference in 2015 and was a big part of securing a good finish in EFL League Two the following season, netting ten times in his first season in the Football League.

Michael began his career with Cambridge City in the Conference South and his form earned a move to city rivals Cambridge United. However, he featured sparingly for the U's and returned to City on loan before making the move permanent.

Again impressive with the Lilywhites, Michael was signed by Ebbsfleet United in 2008 for £30,000 and he  returned that show of faith by scoring 13 times in the 2008/09 season.

That form did not go unnoticed at York City and he was signed for £40,000 in the summer of 2009, hitting seven goals in 33 starts for the Minstermen in two seasons while taking in a loan stay at Rushden & Diamonds.

Cambridge United came calling for the second time in June 2011 and Michael fared much better the second time around, striking 20 times in 59 league starts. 

A loan switch to Kidderminster, via a temporary stay at Braintree Town, preceded a permanent move to Aggborough in 2013. While with Harriers Michael was named FA Cup Player of the Round after scoring twice against Newport County in round two. He then bagged the opener at Peterborough United in round three and played against Premier League side Sunderland in the fourth round.

However, with Kidderminster struggling financially he was offloaded to Nuneaton Town on loan in 2014 before being released by mutual consent from Harriers. 

Barnet took advantage and signed the Rinteln-born forward, whose dad taught in the army, and he has proved a hit at The Hive ever since.