BRADLEY Pritchard's new Hayes & Yeading team-mates can breathe a sigh of relief as the former Tamworth midfielder has called time on his BBC Sport blogs.
The 24-year-old, who is expected to sign on the dotted line at Hayes today (Thursday), will put the pen away for 2010/11 after his one-season stint as a Non League correspondent for BBC Sport online.
And that will be music to the ears of the Hayes & Yeading squad as Pritchard's regular columns last season included dishing the dirt on his team-mates and coaches, while the man himself was on the receiving end of some ribbing from opposition players and managers.
However, Pritchard said: “At a new club, the last thing I will want to do is start upsetting my team-mates. It was great fun and I was going to do a bit for the BBC at the World Cup, but that fell through.
“I will not be continuing it next season as the BBC tend to get different players to do it every year.”
Pritchard's move to Hayes is, in part, due to him returning back down South after the end of his Masters degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University.
But the Bromley-based attacking midfielder, who was a fans' favourite at Tamworth after helping them to promotion two years ago, says he has chosen Hayes because of manager Garry Haylock's vision for the future
“He seems like a very ambitious manager,” said Pritchard. “He has a very clear idea of where he wants the club to go and how he aims to get there. It will be good to work with a manager like that.
“There are a few lads who have stayed there from last season and everyone seems to be pushing in the right direction.”