BOSS Nas Bashir has praised the attitude shown by Hayes & Yeading star Danny Wishart this season and backed him to go all the way to the Football League.
Wishart (pictured) has been on the books at United since making his debut as a substitute against Staines Town in the Middlesex Senior Cup in March 2009.
The 20-year-old was one of a core group of players retained by Bashir for this season’s Blue Square South promotion charge and rejected advances from Macclesfield this summer and put pen to paper on a new one-year deal last week.
He proved to be United’s versatility man last term as he filled in at full-back when needed and also played on the left side of midfield and often pitched in as a central striker.
Bashir believes the speed-merchant can do most damage when playing further up the field and has rewarded Wishart’s patience by playing him in his favoured position in recent weeks.
The United boss says that faith is being repaid with solid performances on the pitch and reckons the forward can prove he has the ability to play at a higher level.
“We sort of had to give Wishart a bit of a kick up the bum and play him in a position he didn’t want to play, which was at left-back, to get him into the team,” said Bashir.
“That was partly a test of his mentality and taught him that this is a team effort. Since then he has sorted out his lifestyle. I think he realises he has got a major chance to progress. He is certainly someone who could play in the Football League and he is still only young. Daniel has got a big future ahead of him.”