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Old Newton United striker Matt Hayden joins Hadleigh United on dual registration deal




Hadleigh United manager Christian Appleford has boosted his attacking options with the signing of Matt Hayden on a dual registration basis.

The former Newmarket Town, Mildenhall Town, Stowmarket Town, Histon and Thetford Town striker has spent the current campaign with Macron Suffolk & Ipswich League Senior Division outfit Old Newton United, for whom he has scored 19 goals in just 15 appearances.

He will remain signed on with the village club, but has now also linked up with the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division's basement side.

Matt Hayden
Matt Hayden

Boss Appleford said: "I am pleased to bring Matt to the club. He is someone I have known for a long time, having taught him for five years.

"We need to ensure we have a few more goalscoring options so it makes sense to include him in our run in for the second half of the season.

"Matt has undoubted quality, and the goals he has scored recently show he has the quality to step back up . We will look to try and bring out the best in him and I am sure he will find the net for us."

This afternoon Appleford's men are set to travel to 15th-placed Thetford – who were beaten 6-1 by Mildenhall on Tuesday evening – with Hayden available to make his debut.


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