HAYES BOSS CALLS FOR STABILITY
New manager says stability is needed within squad
GARRY Haylock wants to finally put a stop to Hayes & Yeading United’s revolving door policy.
The United manager, in his second stint at the helm after making his return last month, is carefully scrutinising any new additions and sees recruitment as a key part of any future success.
Hayes & Yeading regularly used more than 60 players a season under Nas Bashir and Phil Babb before Haylock’s return and six faces were shown the door following Tristan Lewis’ decision to step down.
Haylock has only signed Adam Bygrave, who had a fine spell at the club during the manager’s first reign, since returning and will not be rushing to get the chequebook out again anytime soon.
He said: “I think the players are good enough. We need to stabilise things and get a structure in place, reducing the number of players used and getting the squad settled. Recruitment is always crucial. We’ll be working on that quite hard and we’ll see where it goes.
“I’ve got DVDs of all of the games this season and I’ve watched all of those. The players won’t be the problem, it’s getting the mix right.
“You’ve got to get the numbers right because otherwise you can’t coach them and I’m a very handson coach.
“It’s not all about technical ability, it’s about getting a group of lads together who are all on the same page. You can’t do that with a high turnover of players.
“There will be some turnover because there always will be. If things go badly then they need changing. I’m not new to this, I’ve spent years doing this.
“One year I even changed a complete squad and let 19 players go, but I hope that we can keep a core group together.
“You’ve got to get recruitment right in the first instance and I won’t be bringing anybody in who isn’t right.
“I turned a player down on the first night of training who was expecting to sign. He wasn’t right.”
Meanwhile, United, who beat Concord 3-0 at the weekend, have finished installing seats in their new stand at Beaconsfield Road as their journey back to the borough continues to take shape.
n TRANSFER BUSINESS: Garry Haylock has only made one signing since returning to Hayes & Yeading