TOM COLLINS will remain at Hayes and Yeading on loan for the remainder of the campaign, the Gazette understands,
United have this week thrashed out a deal with Stockport County to keep the young striker at Kingfield until the end of the season.
He re-joined the club from the Blue Square Premier outfit in February on an initial month-long deal with the option of an extension.
Collins has impressed and bagged four goals in his first four games on his return to the side that he only left last summer following Hayes and Yeading’s relegation.
He missed Saturday’s defeat at basement dwellers Truro City through illness but was expected to recover in time to face Sutton this weekend. Calum Butcher, who also missed the trip to Cornwall at the weekend with a dislocated shoulder, should also be ready for the visit of the Us. Meanwhile, Hayes and Yeading also are set to sign former Charlton Athletic youngster Osei Sankofa this week.
Sankofa, most recently with United’s Blue Square South rivals Eastleigh, can play anywhere across the back-four and would offer versatility in defence. He was weighing up offers from several other clubs at the start of the week but United look to have secured the 27-year-old in time for this weekend’s league fixture.
Many of United’s stars were to be put through their paces in tonight’s (Wednesday’s) reserve fixture with St Albans following the Truro disaster.
Reserve boss Delroy Preddy is expected to field a strong side as some of the team’s underperforming players get a run out prior to the Sutton clash.