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Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous says the club may have to groundshare next season following a recent decision by the local council.

The League Two club are facing the prospect of a move away from Underhill Stadium after being informed by the newly-elected council that they cannot have vehicular access to the ground via Priory Grove.

The Bees have been at loggerheads with the council over redevelopment plans for Underhill during the past season, with Kleanthous having previously stated the possibility of the club having to move out of the Hertfordshire borough.

The scenario seems even more likely following the council's latest decision.

"Without access, we will have to move," Kleanthous told the club's official website. "It would be impossible for us to safely and satisfactorily operate the site.

"We would certainly not comply with Football League regulations."

Meanwhile, Bees boss Paul Fairclough has released six more players from his squad after the end of the season.

Damien Batt, Ben Bowditch, Simon Clist, Luke Hickie, Lee Roache and Louie Soares have all been made surplus to requirements by Fairclough.