JAMIE Hand has made a shock return to Hayes and Yeading on a month’s loan from Blue Square Premier outfit Mansfield Town.
The experienced midfielder (pictured right) captained United last season as the club were relegated from the Conference top-flight.
Hand quit the club in the summer after falling out with chairman Derek Goodall following Hayes and Yeading’s decision to fine him two weeks’ wages over a red card against Lincoln City in April.
While United plunged into the Blue Square South, departing former Luton Town star Hand joined The Stags and continued to ply his trade at a higher level.
However, he has failed to cement a place in the Mansfield starting XI and was shipped out to Eastleigh in search of football earlier this year, ironically making his debut against United in November.
The Uxbridge-born midfield linchpin has kept in contact with the likes of Tom Cadmore and will now line up alongside his old pals once more having put his previous grievances to one side.
Hayes and Yeading boss Nas Bashir sees the anchorman as having the right level of experience and steel to help his stuttering side get back on track and mount a serious promotion push this term.
Hand, who started his career at Watford, has 69 appearances to his name since first joining United in the summer of 2010 and was set to make it 70 at Maidenhead United yesterday (Tuesday).
He spoke of his genuine love for the Kingfield club when leaving in May and is expected to receive a good reception from the majority of the Hayes and Yeading fans.