Hendon Happy With Hyde

By: Steve Sutcliffe |
19/09/09 |
Ian Hendon

Jake Hyde has moved into the League 2 top scorers list after netting four goals in six starts and four appearances as a substitute since his Football League debut for Barnet on the opening day of the season.

The youngster who came through the ASE programme at Swindon Town before being discarded by The Robins has made a big impression on current Barnet boss Ian Hendon (pictured) who signed the youngster the day after his 19th birthday.

Speaking to the Club’s official website, Hendon said:

“He is mature beyond his years and I am very impressed with his attitude. He shows a steely determination to force his way into the team … and I like that.”

“I have so much confidence in Jake. He has adapted very well and very quickly to the demands of first team football after playing at reserve team level for Swindon.”

The Manager’s faith in Hyde has some justification after the striker scored twice against Shrewsbury Town on the second Saturday of the season. He then earned headlines with his added time match-winner against Notts County and bagged against a strong Millwall side in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

With Hyde looking set to start tomorrow the Bees will be in confident mood as they look to extend their unbeaten record in League games at Underhill this season when they face Stuart McCall’s Bradford City.