Jan 21 2013 By Guy Martin
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RETURNING Adam Bygrave admits he should never have left Hayes and Yeading in the first place.
The central defender’s move to Farnborough in the summer of 2011 turned sour a year later when he was sacked by the Hampshire club.
He admitted making racist, disabled and paedophile-based comments on social networking site Facebook, deemed “totally unacceptable in any walk of life” by Farnborough.
FA sanctions meant he was unable to play again until 2013, and the 23-year-old wasted no time when they were lifted on New Year’s Day, impressing in United’s 2-0 win away to Maidenhead United.
Bygrave is delighted to be back in the red shirt, but had regrets over his move 18 months ago, when he followed departing manager Garry Haylock to Farnborough at the end of his United contract.
“I shouldn’t have left in the first place really, but because of the circumstances I had to,” the former Reading man said. “It's a great club, I love being here, I love the people here, I love the fans.”
Following his acrimonious departure from Farnborough, Bygrave also moved to reassure anyone who has questioned his discipline after August's Facebook episode.
“It’s all behind me now, I just move on,” he said.
“It’s good to be back, it’s been a long time out. I’ve not played any games, I’ve just kept myself fit. I want to get promoted with Hayes and Yeading. That’s what we’re all here for, that’s the bottom line.”
His return to Hayes and Yeading means the player is re-united with the club’s manager Nas Bashir.
The duo spent time together at Reading and Bashir is delighted to have his old pal on board for a Blue Square South promotion push.