Hawke’s Bay United striker and former Phoenix Football School of Excellence player Hamish Watson has joined the Hyundai A-League club as an injury replacement for Roy Krishna.
Since leaving the Football School of Excellence Watson made two appearances for the Phoenix and has played in England with Grimsby Town and Gainsborough Trinity before returning to New Zealand and joining Hawke’s Bay.
Hawkes Bay United Operations Manger Matt Hastings is very pleased for Watson, as he has now earned another chance with the A League side.
“We are extremely pleased for Hamish who has earned this opportunity after his great season with us to date.” Hastings said.
“We as a club have always said we will not stand in the way of any player who has earned themselves a professional contract, so we supported Hamish and the Wellington Phoenix to get this all over the line as soon as possible.”
“We are now in a position were we can replace Hamish due to the regulations of the league, as we have lost a player to a professional contract.”
“We have a couple of players in mind and will work over the next couple of days to bring Hamish’s replacement into the Brett’s squad”
Upon the news Watson was very pleased and excited for the opportunity.
“I would like to thank Brett and all involved at Hawkes Bay United for giving me the opportunity to enjoy my football again. But also to allow me to leave and take up an opportunity with the Phoenix.” Watson said.
“I wish all the players the best for the rest of the ASB Premiership season, I will be following all the games!”
Watson has six goals to his name for Hawkes Bay United this season, with a total of twelve out of twenty four games for the bay. We wish Hamish all the very best and thank him for service to the club.
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