Barnet FC are delighted to announce the latest new arrival to The Hive in 25-year-old defender Gavin Hoyte, who has signed for the club on a two-year deal.
Gavin Hoyte joins the Bees after his contract with Gillingham expired, of whom he made over 30 appearances for last season. Hoyte signed for Arsenal’s academy when he was just nine years old, where he featured regularly for their U18 and Reserve team – going on to sign a professional contract with the Gunners in September 2007.
Since then, Gavin has featured for Watford, Brighton, Lincoln, AFC Wimbledon, Dagenham & Redbridge and Gillingham – along with appearances for the Trinidad and Tobago National Team.
Commenting on his move to Barnet, Gavin said that he’s delighted to be at Barnet and can’t wait to get back playing football:
“I’m delighted to be at Barnet, the club won the league last year and coming up into League Two they’re going to be on a big high and I want to be part of it.”
“I can’t wait to get back to playing football again, you really miss it when you’re off over the summer so I can’t wait for the league to start.”
“I’ve played quite a lot of games in League One and League Two, so I think I can bring good experience to the team. My strongest attribute is definitely my speed, I love to get up and down the pitch and get crosses in – but more important than anything, I love defending.”
Meanwhile, commenting on his latest signing, Bees Manager Martin Allen has said that Gavin is a great young player and received a glowing reference from his previous club Gillingham:
“Gavin’s a very good player and he’s at a good age.
“I spoke to some people at Gillingham that gave him fantastic references and we have signed another very good player today.”