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LEWIS HALDANE - UPDATE

2 years ago By Sebastian Parker

Work commitments deny Haldane's return

Craig Laird has revealed that Lewis Haldane is unlikely to play for Yate Town this season – just a few weeks after we announced his return to Lodge Road.

We can now confirm he is unlikely to feature for the South Gloucestershire side due to new work commitments.

Craig Laird spoke to Bristol Post:

"Unfortunately, there was some confusion regarding a matter at Frome. Then, in the time while we were trying to sort that out, he got a new contract with his job and that made him unavailable for games on a Saturday.

"Work has taken priority in his life and that's how it will be until the end of the season.

"We still hope to maybe get him in the squad at some point, but I can't see Lewis playing for us in the forseeable future.

"It's a real shame because we were excited about having him back at Yate Town."

SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREVIEW: Work commitments wreck Lewis Haldane’s Yate Town comeback
By Danjnewman | Posted: January 29, 2016

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Lewis Haldane, right, might not feature again this season after re-signing for Yate Town.
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MANAGER Craig Laird has revealed that Lewis Haldane is unlikely to play for Yate Town this season – just a few weeks after the Bluebells announced his return to Lodge Road.

Much was made of Haldane's move back to Yate from Frome Town, but eyebrows were raised about his situation when he failed to make the squad for the win over AFC Totton.

It has now been confirmed that the former Bristol Rovers striker, who scored more than 30 goals for Yate two seasons ago, is unlikely to feature for the South Gloucestershire side due to new work commitments.

Laird told the Bristol Post: "Lewis became available to us and we put the approach in to Frome and they were quite happy for us to sign him.

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"Unfortunately, there was some confusion regarding a matter at Frome. Then, in the time while we were trying to sort that out, he got a new contract with his job and that made him unavailable for games on a Saturday.

"Work has taken priority in his life and that's how it will be until the end of the season.

"We still hope to maybe get him in the squad at some point, but I can't see Lewis playing for us in the forseeable future.

"It's a real shame because we were excited about having him back at Yate Town."

Haldane's unavailability means that Yate have just one senior striker in their squad – former Bath City man Darren Edwards.

Edwards has been mostly suppported by George Box, Lewis Powell and Kailan Gould, who are all young and lack Souther League experience.

And Laird admits he could try and bring another forward to the club.

"We've got some very young strikers that have taken their opportunities well," he said. "We want them to keep on improving, but if a good striker became available, like Lewis (Haldane), then we wouldn't hesitate to sign him."

We are HOME to North Leigh tomorrow afternoon, 3pm K/O

CREDIT: danjnewman - Bristol Post

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/SOUTHERN-LEAGUE-PREVIEW-Work-commitments-wreck/story-28625609-detail/story.html

Updated 17:39 - 31 Jan 2016 by Sebastian Parker

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