LOUIE Soares says it is far from certain that he will quit Hayes and Yeading during the January transfer window.
The 26-year-old’s 13 goals from midfield this season for a struggling side has attracted interest from elsewhere and Soares admitted that he had a recent trial with Championship outfit Blackpool.
Soares could also leave for nothing at any time as Hayes and Yeading manager Nas Bashir confirmed that the ex-Southend United man is currently playing for the club on a non-contract basis.
However, Bashir says there has been no concrete interest in Soares and the player himself says he is in no rush to turn his back on Hayes and Yeading’s relegation battle.
“I went to Blackpool for training, my agent sorted it out for me,” said Soares. “It was a great experience to see what it was like at a higher level and you can tell the difference.
“If anything does come up and it is good for the club and for me, then it is good for my confidence to have someone interested.
“Hopefully, it has been a good stepping stone for me joining Hayes. It is a well-run club with good management and I am more than happy here. No one wanted me before the season started.
“I am just trying to get my head down and work hard for the team. There have been a lot of changes for us over the whole season, but hopefully things will gel together now and we can kick-on.”
Bashir said: “Nothing has come forward, Louie would come to us or we would go to him if it had. He is still a Hayes and Yeading player. At the start of the season, he had other options, but he decided to come to us and he is enjoying his football. Hopefully, he will score another 12 goals for us this season.”
Hayes and Yeading’s January clear-out has continued with midfielder Ryan Crockford, along with defenders Curtis Ujah and Callum Morris, released by the club.
Sierra Leone-born winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie joined at the end of last week and assistant boss Tristan Lewis said that the club are currently working on bringing in more players.
Lewis confirmed that Chalfont St Peter striker Charlie Strutton is a possible signing if his trial with League Two Leyton Orient does not work out.
However, a loan move for Bees’ Jake Reeves is less likely with Hayes and Yeading well off for midfielders and skipper Mark Bentley could be back for Tuesday’s rescheduled home match against Ebbsfleet United.
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