James Hayter and Lee Molyneaux have departed the Hawks’ nest for the next month as they join Weymouth and Gosport Borough respectively on loan.
For James Hayter his Football League knowledge and expertise will leave the dressing room as he links up with Mark Molesley’s men. Speaking about the transfer manager Lee Bradbury said that “James is going to Weymouth to get some minutes and obviously with four centre forwards at the moment it’s hard to keep them all fit and get them game time and James deserves to play games of Football, he’s 38 and wants to play and I get that and we will get a better James Hayter back at the end of the month like we did Matt Tubbs and Jordan Rose. It’s not that I’d like to let anyone out but I want to keep the squad fit, hungry and raring to go and that’s certainly the case for Hayts.”
Whilst for Lee Molyneaux he will link back up with the Privett Park outfit for whom he enjoyed many years success leading them to the FA Trophy final at Wembley and will link back up with Mick Catlin who was assistant manager at Gosport the last time he was there. And in a similar vain to the striker front the gaffer said that “we have some good centre halfs here, we have the likes of Jordan Rose who’s not currently in the team, Dan Sturugnell’s back now, we got Robbo who can play there as well who has been very consistant and solid so we have got a lot of options there and it just gives Molls the opportunity to get match fit and get some games under his belt.”
And manager Lee Bradbury was also keen to stress the importance in clubs like Weymouth in helping loan out Hawks players in need of minutes. “I have got a good relationship with Mark Molesley (Weymouth manager) who I used to play with at Bournemouth and it suits geographically for the lads that are down that way and it’s a good standard of football that doesn’t harm what we do. Along with that Gosport things have changed behind the scenes with Mick Catlin coming into the job and it’s great that we can have a working relationship with Gosport Borough and try and help them out of trouble by loaning them the odd player. Mick Catlin has always been respectful to me and this Football club and I don’t mind helping people like Mick.”
The club would like to wish both James Hayter and Lee Molyneaux all the best during their loan spells and look forward to their Westleigh Park returns before Christmas.