New Barnet signing Gavin Hoyte can’t wait to get started after penning a two-year deal at the Hive.
The 25-year-old former Arsenal academy product will play for the League Two Bees next term after leaving Gillingham.
He made more than 30 appearances for the Gills last term and is excited about making his first outing in a Barnet shirt.
“I’m delighted to be at Barnet,” Hoyte told the club’s website. “The club won the league last year and coming up into League Two they’re going to be on a big high and I want to be part of it.”
“I can’t wait to get back to playing football again, you really miss it when you’re off over the summer so I can’t wait for the league to start.”
“I’ve played quite a lot of games in League One and League Two, so I think I can bring good experience to the team.
“My strongest attribute is definitely my speed, I love to get up and down the pitch and get crosses in – but more important than anything, I love defending.”
Bees boss Martin Allen made calls to his former Kent employers to check on Hoyte’s character and ability before completing the deal.
“Gavin’s a very good player and he’s at a good age,” he added.
“I spoke to some people at Gillingham that gave him fantastic references and we have signed another very good player today.”