Sep 14 2012 By Matt Lewis
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JAMES Beasant has earned the right to wear the Hayes & Yeading number one shirt, according to boss Nas Bashir.
Beasant (pictured) joined United in December 2011 but found himself behind Steve Arnold in the pecking order last term and started this season on the bench, following the arrival of Matt Ingram from Wycombe Wanderers.
Wanderers activated a recall clause in Ingram’s loan deal last week to clear the way for Beasant to take his place between the sticks for Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Dover.
Having starred in United’s first shut-out of the season, Bashir insists is happy for Beasant to continue in goal but has hinted the club could yet bring Ingram back to Kingfield.
“They’ve got an injury at Wycombe so Matty got the call for that reason,” said Bashir. “We were pleased with how he did and the option is there to bring him back.
“On the back of Matt coming it has actually inspired James Beasant and he has now played the last few games with a lot more confidence, which was probably what was missing.
“At this stage we are not even looking for a replacement. Beaso has performed well and we kept our first clean sheet on Saturday and he made some good saves.
“He’s got the shirt and if he continues in this form he will keep it. We’ve got a couple of lads we’re looking at as backup in case there is an injury and someone will be in by Friday.”
Beasant, the nephew of former Wimbledon legend Dave, will need to be on top form this weekend as United host Blue Square South leaders Salisbury City.