Feb 1 2013 By Matt Lewis
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HAYES and Yeading will face the one that got away on Saturday when former Arsenal youngster Ömer Riza turns out against them.
Riza moved from Boreham Wood to Chelmsford City this week and wasted no time in opening his account in a 4-0 win over Dorchester on Monday night.
He has already proven a thorn in United’s side twice this season while at the Wood as he scored winners against Nas Bashir’s team at Kingfield in the league and cup.
United had been so impressed with the striker in his two appearances against them this term that they made a late move to sign the striker following his release.
However, the 33-year-old had already agreed to join the Clarets and would not go back on the promise he had made to new boss Glenn Pennyfather.
Bashir (pictured) is still desperate to bring in more firepower up front after attempts to bring Stevenage striker Michael Thalassitis back to the club on loan failed.
A deal fell through at the 11th hour as Thalassitis joined Boreham Wood and United were dealt a double blow as loan striker Jamal Lowe returned to parent club Barnet.
To make matters worse, top scorer Kudus Oyenuga is facing a three-match ban having been sent off in the disappointing 3-0 loss at the Wood on Monday evening.
The United manager has some luck in the market though with midfielder Jamie Hand extending his loan stay from Mansfield.