Mr Hyde set to go on the rampage for Stevenage

Jake Hyde has joined Stevenage following his release from York City. Picture: STEVENAGE FC

Jake Hyde has joined Stevenage following his release from York City. Picture: STEVENAGE FC - Credit: Archant

Stevenage have captured the second striking signing of the week with the acquisition of Jake Hyde.

Hyde has joined Boro following his release from York City and follows the signing of Rowan Liburd from Reading on Monday.

Both men are over six-foot tall and both will be in contention for a place in the squad on Saturday when Stevenage begin their pre-season fixtures with a trip to St Albans City.

It is Hyde who will be more well-known to League Two crowds having scored 32 goals in two spells at Barnet.

He added another 11 during his time at Bootham Crescent and has made over 200 career appearances.

The 26-year-old told that the decision to join Boro was an easy one.

He said: “I’ve been in with the boys for just over a week now, they’ve made me feel very welcome and there’s a fantastic atmosphere around the place.

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“As soon as I met the manager and staff here I knew my decision was made.

“I’m really excited to get going.

“I’d like to think, as most strikers do, that I’m a goalscorer. I always work as hard as I possibly can for the football club.

“I prefer the ball in the box; it’s where I want to be scoring goals.”

Hyde believes his experience can help what is a young forward line

“I know this league inside out now and fingers crossed my knowledge of the league will help us,” he admitted.

“It’s good to have a mix of strikers with different abilities.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been called the ‘experienced’ striker before but it gives us options and it gives the manager a problem.”

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