Jake Hyde signs for Barnet
Article by Jaybee
Updated Saturday, 28th July 2012
Second spell for Jake with the Bees
Barnet have re-signed striker Jake Hyde. Hyde first arrived in the summer of 2009 and was signed by Ian Hendon from Swindon Town. Hyde made his Bees’ debut as a substitute in the opening game at Lincoln City.
Hyde made his first start for Barnet a couple of weeks later and scored twice on his full debut in the 2-2 home draw with Shrewsbury Town. A couple of games later, Hyde, after coming on as a substitute, scored a last minute winner at home to highly fancied, Notts County and s few days later scored in the 2-0 win over Millwall in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
However, despite Hyde’s good early goal scoring record, he failed to hold down a regular first team place, mainly coming off the bench as he did when he scored at Rochdale. After scoring 4 goals in just four starts for the Bees, he only scored two more goals after that, his last goal being a fine header in the 3-1 home win over Chesterfield at Easter.
Hyde made 39 first team appearances for the Bees, scoring 6 goals but 20 of those appearances were as a substitute. However, Hyde was voted Barnet Young Player of the Year for 2009/10, but despite this, Hyde was released at the end of the season, a surprise to many fans.
Hyde then went to play in Scottish Junior Football with a club called Lochee United and while with them played as an amateur for SPL1 club, Dundee, scoring 3 goals in two games. However, Dundee couldn’t sign him due to a transfer embargo and so he joined another SPL1 club, Dunfermline.
Last summer, he re-joined Dundee and scored 6 goals in 30 games before returning to Barnet and signing for the Bees after impressing in pre season friendlies.
Hyde began his career at Swindon but failed to make the first team and had two loan spells at Weymouth in 2008 and 2009.
Barnet Mad welcomes Jake back to Barnet.