Apr 14 2011 By Matt Lewis
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Hayes & Yeading 3-2 Darlington
SHANE McWeeney hopes his Hayes & Yeading debut has given boss Garry Haylock something to think about ahead of Saturday's visit of Darlington.
The ex-QPR goalkeeper kept a clean sheet against Mansfield after being handed the gloves when Lee Harrison rushed to attend the birth of his child.
But with Harrison back in contention for Saturday and Delroy Preddie returning to training this week, competition is fierce for the number one jersey.
However, McWeeney said: "He [Harrison] spoke to me in the morning. I got to the ground and I found out I was playing. I was half expecting it but I didn’t know it was going to happen today. I was ready for it though and I was prepared.
"The team and the back four did really well to be fair and we pressed them well today. It is always nice to get a clean sheet as well.
"You can’t really argue with a clean sheet but Lee Harrison kept one the week before [against Wrexham] so I don’t know it’s up to the gaffer but I’m there and ready. I have put something in his today and now he has something to think about."
Haylock was very pleased with his rookie keeper's debut performance.
Haylock said: "He has kept a clean sheet and kicked the ball well today. When a ball comes back to the keeper on that kind of surface it is always difficult and you always worry about it. He performed very capably."
Hayes & Yeading have boosted ahead of Saturday's crucial match for their relegation hopes with Champions Crawley Town allowing Steve Masterton and Sam Rents to extend their loan deals until the end of the season.
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