Hay­lock des­per­ate for fresh faces at United

Boss hop­ing to add to young squad af­ter first de­feat FOOT­BALL

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

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

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