Hewitt seals Banks's Stadium switch...THE SADDLERS have secured the services of Troy Hewitt from Queens Park Rangers on a one-year deal.
The 23 year-old started his career in the non-League game where he developed a good reputation for himself.
Following 20 goals in 30 League games for Harrow Borough, he was handed a professional deal at Queens Park Rangers where he found first-team opportunities limited but did well during loan spells with the likes of Dagenham & Redbridge, Bury – where he made his debut against The Saddlers – and Colchester United.
A front-man with undoubted pace and ability, he will be looking to establish himself at Banks’s Stadium during the campaign ahead.
“I first spotted Troy when he played against us for Bury last season,” said manager, Dean Smith. “I’ve spoken to a few people about him and had some very good feedback.
“He’s a lad who has come through the non-League system to earn his chance in the professional game.
“He’s been with us since the start of pre-season and has displayed a tremendous attitude and work ethic.
“He wants to do well and play at the highest level possible.
“I feel that he will lead the line well and score goals; his hold-up and link-up play is very good and he has plenty of pace, so he has some key strengths that I am sure will serve us well.”
“I’ve been made to feel really welcome here right from day one,” added Hewitt. “There are some good, young players here and I have fitted in well.
“It’s a nice set-up; going out to Trinidad & Tobago was really beneficial for me as it helped me bond straight away with the rest of the lads and get to know what the Gaffer expects.
“I just want to do my best and score some goals to help the club progress.”