New man­ager says sta­bil­ity is needed within squad

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Matt Lewis matt.lewis@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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