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Yeltz target Heath Hayes ace
HALESOWEN Town have lined up a swoop for Heath Hayes hotshot David Waple.
Manager Shaun Cunnington is keen to reunite Waple, who has scored 21 times in the Midland Alliance this season, with former Hayes strike partner Ben Haseley who has been a revelation since arriving at the Grove in January.
The Yeltz submitted a seven day approach after Cunnington watched the forward in action against Causeway United on Tuesday night.
He said: “You only have to look at his record to to see he knows where the goal is.
“He is a player we are very keen to bring to the club.”
Nathan Jackson is set to return to the Yeltz misfield for the trip to Poole Town on Saturday, after serving a two game suspension.
Michael McGrath sits out the first of four games following his sending off against Tiverton earlier this month. Naveed Arshad is also unlikely to feature, though full-back James Loney could return after time out injured.
The Yeltz went down 3-1 at home to Gosport Borough last Saturday, in a game which witnessed another red card for Cunnington’s side as Richard Huckfield was dismissed in the first half.
While he was less than impressed with the performance referee Dragan Krstanovic, Cunnington warned that players who cannot stay disciplined may find their days at the Grove numbered.
He said: “Players have got to use their intellect and realise they can’t make rash challenges.
“It’s really disappointing and frustrating and has proved very costly for us this season.
“We have strict guidelines in place and have fined players, it doesn’t seem to have worked.
“If players won’t learn we will have to resolve the situation by bringing in players who will learn.”
Yeltz target Waple drew a blank under Cunnington’s watchful eye on Tuesday, as Causeway ran out 3-0 winners thanks to a second half barrage.
After a pretty eventless first half, Matt Gardner scored twice after the break and Tom Reynolds also found the net as the hosts romped home.
Causeway are at home to Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday, before entertaining Tipton Town next Tuesday night.
Cradley Town are licking their wounds after suffering back-to-back 4-3 defeats in the space of four days. Adrian Mander’s side lost at Pegasus Juniors in the West Midlands Premier last Saturday, before going down by the same scoreline to Dudley Sports in the League Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night.
They host Malvern Town this Saturday.