Jul 14 2011 By Chris Slavin
jamie hand Image 1
JAMIE Hand has pledged to sign for Hayes and Yeading after he missed out on Didi Hamann's Stockport County revolution.
The 27-year-old midfielder impressed County last week during pre-season, but the club that recently installed former Liverpool legend Hamann as their new manager stalled on signing him.
Hand's potential move to County came about due to his friendship with Tony Evans, who has headed up the takeover of the Blue Square Premier club.
But he is now ready to commit to Hayes and Yeading after being impressed with the coaching sessions put on by Nas Bashir.
“Tony is a friend of mine from the days when I played at Chester and I was asked if I would be interested in the move,” said Hand. “But I had to decide what was right for me, they had not taken full control of the club and I could not afford to wait around. It was clearly not going to be for me.
“It is definitely going to be Hayes, I had a chat with Nas on Saturday. He seems pretty positive about everything and that is all I wanted to hear really. He is a good coach and I like the way that he wants to play football.
“Nothing has yet been agreed or anything, but fingers crossed, it will.”
Hand's decision to stay is another boost for Hayes and Yeading with defender Tom Cadmore having now put pen to paper on a one-year deal.
Last season's skipper Peter Holmes played for Conference rivals Braintree Town on Tuesday night, the midfielder having told the Gazette recently that he was leaving Hayes and Yeading.
Follow us on Facebook for the latest Hayes news