Blue Square Bet
Published 8th June 2012
......Tom Collins to his squad for next season.
The exciting forward, who is a free agent after his contract at Hayes & Yeading United had come to an end, has joined the Hatters on a two-year deal.
Having progressed through Stevenage's Centre of Excellence, and impressed in his outings for the reserve side, Collins was offered a short-term professional contract at Broadhall Way in June 2011.
The young striker joined Hayes & Yeading just a few months later with the prospect of first-team football an opportunity too good to miss.
Collins made eighteen starts and seventeen substitute appearances for Hayes & Yeading during last season, scoring an impressive eight goals by the turn of the year.
Gannon said: "I`m delighted to have Tom join us. He fits the profile of the players we are trying to attract to our club. He is young, athletic, skillful and very determined to succeed. He has impressed both myself and Alan Lord with both his on-field attacking attributes and his off-field professional manner.
"I feel his attacking versatility will mean he is a great compliment to our current attacking players and that he will fit in seamlessly to our current tactical system of play. I think our fans will really take to Tom as he has a great turn of pace, a good eye for a goal and the dribbling ability to excite the fans.''