BARRY Hayles is back wearing a Windsor shirt and is looking as well as ever at the age of 50 and two months.

The former long-serving professional striker, who played more than 200 times for Fulham and helped them to two promotions,  has returned to Stag Meadow as part of Mick Woodham’s management team.
He first joined the club in July 2017 and spent two seasons with them before switching to Isthmian League club Merstham as assistant manager. He left in May along with manager Frank Wilson following their relegation from the Premier Division.

Windsor have still to confirm if Hayles will sign Combined Counties League forms as well, but it seems likely as a player of his experience could prove useful on occasions. With several of last season’s regulars unavailable, the Londoner played in last Friday’s friendly against Welsh second division side Briton Ferry Llansawel at Arbour Park.

He gave away a penalty early in the game and the Royalists went on to lose 6-0 to a decent-looking

Windsor were also scheduled to play Thatcham Town in a friendly las Tuesday, but it was cancelled due to the extreme heat and player unavailability.