Dec 13 2012 By Matt Lewis
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DANNY Wishart admits he wants to play in the Football League but has vowed to give his all for Hayes and Yeading until the right opportunity comes along.
The versatile forward turned down a move to Macclesfield Town in the summer and reports last week claimed he was being tracked by a number of bigger club.
Scouts from Barnet and Brentford are said to have watched the utility man in recent weeks, while Aldershot, Yeovil, AFC Wimbledon and Fleetwood have also been linked with a swoop.
But Wishart put pen to paper on a new contract at Kingfield last month and has put United in a strong bargaining position should that interest lead to an offer for the 20-year-old who will not settle for a move to another Conference club.
“I want to do the best I can for myself,” he said. “But it has to be the right team, the right move, not just the first one that comes along. That means the Football League – League Two-plus.”
Wishart has been on the books at United since making his debut as a substitute against Staines Town in the Middlesex Senior Cup, in March 2009.
He is capable of playing in defence and midfield, but has largely been deployed in attack by boss Nas Bashir this term.
The talented United star has already matched the five goals he bagged last season and wants to ensure the club are financially rewarded if an offer comes in.
He added: “I’ve been at the club for a number of years now and I’d like to look after them because there’s been a lot of speculation and a lot of interest, so I’m trying to be loyal and do the right thing for me and the club.
“In the summer, I was offered a year’s contract at Macclesfield. I had a word with Nas and the directors here and they love me, and I had the chance to play here regularly, so that’s what I wanted to do. Since then I’ve been working hard and I’m still committed to Hayes and Yeading 100 per cent.”
Meanwhile, the Gazette understands Bashir has shown the door to forward Jerome Anderson after threatening to wield the axe following last week’s defeat to AFC Hornchurch.