Haylock desperate for fresh faces at United
Boss hoping to add to young squad after first defeat FOOTBALL
HAYES & Yeading United were hoping to add as many as four new faces to their squad this week after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Dartford.
Garry Haylock suffered his first defeat since returning to the club as manager when United made their first trip to Princes Park at the weekend.
Tom and Elliot Bradbrook scored in either half to halt an impressive run of three consecutive clean sheets as the Kent side saw off a young H&Y squad that finished with three U18s on the pitch.
Haylock was hoping to sign new players before the weekend and the result will only have heightened his need for fresh blood.
“I’ve got three seven-day approaches in for players,” the boss said. “I had one seven-day approach and spoke to the player but the deal didn’t happen.
“So at the moment there are three players we are looking at, plus one other one who we are speaking to his club about. All four might come off or none might come off.
“I had a look at the defensive record before I got here and we’d conceded 23 goals, which was far too many, so I wanted us to start keeping clean sheets.
“I’m still waiting for the first bomb to go off and having the squad to cope with that, as well as injuries and suspensions, is the first part of that.
“As with every football club, it is all about results and so far it hasn’t been bad. I’d like to think the players are responding well to my methods.”
A trip to Sutton awaits Haylock’s men this weekend as they focus on the league having been eliminated from the FA Cup.
n ADDITIONS: Garry Haylock