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Hey Jayden 6 February 2014

Photo:  Jayden Hey will play for South Hobart on Sunday [PlessPix]

Jayden Hey signed for South Hobart tonight.

The 20-year-old Glenorchy Knights utility and holder of the 2013 Victory League best-and-fairest medal will train with the reigning champions on Thursday and Friday and take his place in South Hobart’s starting line-up for the game against Glenorchy Knights at South Hobart Oval on Sunday.

Jayden Hey traps ball

Photo:  Jayden Hey traps the ball while playing for Glenorchy Knights against Metro [PlessPix]

Knights are coached by Hey’s father, Chris.

Hey junior had also been linked with rival Victory League club Olympia Warriors.

“I’m delighted that he’s decided to sign for South Hobart,” said South Hobart coach, ken Morton.

“He’s a wonderful football player, with a lot of speed out of the back-line and he’s a good creative player going forward as well.

“He’s just a fantastic signing for us.

“I think he’s one of those players that can play a number of positions, but we see him, or I see him personally as a fullback.

“I like his qualities going forward.  He’s tidy on the ball, is a very good crosser of the ball, has got great engines to get up and down, so that’s really where I see him fitting into South Hobart immediately.

“He’ll train with us, maybe Wednesday night, but certainly on Thursday and Friday he’ll train with us and he’ll be in the line-up on Sunday against the Knights.”

Morton in pensive mood

Photo:  South Hobart coach Ken Morton in pensive mood...he's got all bases covered once again [PlessPix]

Morton confirmed that Hey would be in the starting-eleven.

When asked who would make way to accommodate Hey, Morton said:  “I don’t think it’s a case of making way.

“We have a number of injuries.  It would appear at this stage that Hugh Undy is out for a little while, at least 10 days more.

“Cammy Rogers, we’re not sure where his fitness lies at the moment.  He’s got tendonitis in the knees and it’s really a battle for Cammy.

“So, we see Jayden slotting in at the right-back position at this stage and then the team will, you know, start to be picked for future games, game by game.”

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Photo:  Chris Hey...the departure of his son, Jayden, to South Hobart is a huge blow for Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]