Yeovil Town have made their second signing for today, with striker James Hayter arriving at Huish Park. The 33 year old has agreed a two year contract with the club after leaving Doncaster Rovers in the summer, after five years in Yorkshire.
His roots are decidedly more Southern England though. James was born in Sandown on the Isle of Wight on April 9th 1979, and is part of AFC Bournemouth's academy system, spending 11 years as a professional for the Cherries. During his early years he spent time out on loan with Salisbury City before becoming a Cherries regular.
He set the Football League's record for the fastest ever hat-trick, netting three goals in 140 seconds in a match against Wrexham, after coming on as an 84th minute substitute in the game, grabbing the match ball by getting the final three goals in a 6-0 win. Overall he made close to 400 appearances for Bournemouth between 1996 and 2007. Overall he scored 107 times for Bournemouth.
The summer of 2007 saw him clinch a £200,000 move to Doncaster Rovers, where he spent five years, making over 150 appearances for the Yorkshire side. Last season he played 33 times, scoring five goals for Doncaster - overall his tally gave him 39 goals. The biggest one of those came at Wembley Stadium - the only goal in the 2008 League One play-off final win over Leeds United a year after his arrival.
At 5'9" tall, he is no target man, although despite that he is known for scoring his fair share of headers. He also adds plenty of experience to the Glovers side and follows this morning's signing of Jamie McAllister from Bristol City.
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