Barnet manager Lawrie Sanchez is confident he has a squad capable of avoiding last season's relegation battle.
The Bees have not won in the league since the opening day against Morecambe, but are punching above their weight in the cups with wins over Championship Portsmouth and League One Colchester.
"We've got a decent squad and I thought that when I came in," said Sanchez.
"We're better than we were last year - the problem is that we're playing in the wrong league! We should be playing higher than we are, because we can compete with the Championship and League One clubs.
"Having said that, we beat Morecambe and they're near the top of the table. Against the bigger boys, we do well."