Foxes wing in for Hayes
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Martin Allen has added another new face to his Leicester squad in Jonathan Hayes.Martin Allen has added another new face to his Leicester City squad by signing Jonathan Hayes from Reading.
The teenage winger played under Allen while on loan at Milton Keynes Dons last season and has signed a three-year contract with Leicester.
Hayes leaves Reading without making a first-team appearance, but Allen is confident the youngster can make an impact at the Walkers Stadium.
"I have seen Jonathan play for Reading reserves on numerous occasions," Allen told the club's official website. "He has pace, he is direct and he is very confident.
"I took him with me on loan to MK Dons. He was very impressive.
"I took him there as a squad player to help with our run-in, but he did so well that he actually got himself into the starting XI.
"He is at a right age to improve. He has still got a lot to do and he is not the finished article, but with a good pre-season he could be a spark of energy that helps us win some matches if he does what I want him to."