May 6 2010 By Tim Edwards
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Hayes & Yeading United have let 11 players go as manager Garry Haylock starts to reshape his squad for next season.
Those shown the door at Church Road are Simon Overland, Danny Allen-Page, Ram Marwa, Marc Canham, Robert Gradwell, Dale Binns, Sami El-Abd, Craig Watkins, Andrejs Štolcers, Jake Lovell and Justin Cochrane.
Home-grown youngsters Daniel Wishart and Charlie Wassmer have been offered deals and negotiations are continuing with Tom Cadmore, Adam Green, Esmond James and James Mulley.
Steve Basham has returned to parent club Luton Town after turning down the offer of a contract at United.
Meanwhile, Scott Fitzgerald, Matt Ruby, Chris Baker and Toby Little have been invited back to pre-season training.
Allen-Page, one of several casualties of the mass cull, says he is not surprised Haylock has wielded the axe to so many of last season's squad. He also revealed the club's desire to go full-time, despite Haylock recently telling the Gazette that the club's current infrastructure would make it difficult.
“I saw it coming really,” said the right-back, 26. “They want to go full-time eventually and I have commitments outside of football (running his own personal training business). Garry wants things to be more professional and wants to go down the full-time route, which I would not be able to commit to.
“There will be a lot of new faces at the club next season, definitely. He is having a big shake-up at the club as Garry is always trying to push the bar higher.
“I wish the club all the best. I had a great time there and would like to thank everyone for their support.”
Midfielder Toby Little, meanwhile, admits he feared for his future at the club after an indifferent campaign saw him in and out of the side.
He said: “I have been invited back to the club and want to play for them next season. It is a good club going in the right direction and I want to be part of what we are building.
“Garry had told me to come back and see how it goes but nothing is set in stone yet. I think he will keep the spine of the squad as we have a good young base to build on.”