Blue Square Bet
Published 10th August 2012
....npower League Two Barnet this summer.
The former Tottenham Hotspur youngster has been offered a one-year contract by United and put pen-to-paper this week.
Cox has been impressed by the set-up at Kingfield and the vision for the club sold to him by boss Nas Bashir.
“It’s been hard to adapt to not being a full-time player but the sessions that Nas and Tristan put on are Premiership quality,” the enthusiastic midfielder told the Uxbridge Gazette. “I was highly impressed by the team and the facilities.
“The coaching staff down here are second to none. Nas knows what he’s doing. He’s got a good vision for this club and along with Tristan Lewis, Delroy Preddie and Tony O’Driscoll they have good ideas.”
Cox has revealed Bashir first showed an interest in him last season before he swapped the League Two Bees for Hayes` new Conference South rivals Boreham Wood.
“I had a call from Nas last season before I went to Boreham Wood and I had a call from him again as soon as I was released from Barnet,” he said.
“I knew him from my youth days back at Spurs and I’ve got a good relationship with him. I’ve got total respect for everyone at Hayes.
“It’s a difficult division and you’ve got to play the right style of football, as well as having the right players, to get out of it.
“There are a few hungry lads in this changing room and the future looks bright for Hayes & Yeading.”
Meanwhile, axed Reading youngster Jacob Walcott is set for a move to Hayes & Yeading.
Walcott, cousin of Arsenal star Theo, was one of thirteen players released by Royals boss Brian McDermott ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League.
The capture of the 20-year-old would be a considerable coup for United as Bashir plots a promotion push next season.
A pacey forward, Walcott is capable of operating out on the wing or as a central striker and plays in a similar swashbuckling style to his more famous cousin. While at Reading he spent time with Staines Town in the Conference South as well as earning a loan to Dutch outfit Telstar in January 2011.
The former England Youth international has also had trials with Utrecht and Stevenage as he searched for first-team football after being frozen out at the Madjeski Stadium.
The addition of the young hot-shot would come at the right time as Victor Osobu, a summer arrival from Beaconsfield SYCOB, has left the club this week.
Another former Reading youngster, John Goddard, is still being tracked by Bashir with the United boss hoping to snap up the midfielder.