The England midfielder, 36, will move best of the all-time Premier League appearances chart the following day if, as anticipated, he traces up for West Brom in opposition to Arsenal on the Emirates.
But whilst overjoyed to be eclipsing the record of 632 video games set by way of former Manchester United celebrity Ryan Giggs, there’s some other checklist Barry is much less happy to head.
Nobody has won extra Premier League yellow playing cards than Barry, who has fallen foul of the ref on 119 events.
But he mentioned: “I am not a hard man. I don’t think many of them were crunching tackles – they would be more tactical fouls.”
Asked if his disciplinary issues are extra to do along with his place as a maintaining midfielder, Barry added: “Yes, that shall be it.
“The greatest choice of my playing cards come from the tip of my Villa days via to Everton.
“This yr I’ve now not amassed one.
“Look on the card in line with recreation averages and also you’ll see that I’m now not going to be too prime on that checklist.”