Jan 26 2010 By Paul Warburton
HAYES & Yeading and Luton will share Steve Basham’s wages until the end of the season – making the striker the only full-time player at Church Road.
But the forward who’s signed on the dotted line to extend a loan spell until April, reckoned the rest of his part-time team-mates will see more of the inside of a gym than he will.
He said: "Will I be fitter than the rest?
"We’ve got so many personal trainers in the squad – I doubt it. They might be part-time, but there’s no problems over their fitness."
Basham’s loan effectively seals his departure from Luton, but he’s now set his sights on a 10-goal haul as well as making sure the latest club in a 14-year career, is a Blue Square Premiership side next season.
He added: "It was a hard decision to leave Luton – but that’s football – and you know when you’re not wanted.
"Garry (Haylock, manager) has shown faith in me – so it wasn’t really a tough decision despite interest from elsewhere.
"It’s worked well for me at Hayes either as a lone frontman or with people around me. And there’s no doubt in my mind we’re close to being a very successful side."