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Hayes joins Bees

20 August 2012

Brentford have signed striker Paul Hayes on a free transfer from Charlton.

The 28-year-old, who scored three goals in 22 appearances for the Addicks, has agreed a three-year contract at Griffin Park.

Bees manager Uwe R?sler told the club's official website: "We are delighted to finally get Paul. It was a long battle to get him.

"Without Paul's commitment and desire to want to play for Brentford, the deal would not have happened.

"It is fantastic to see a player like Paul prepared to make sacrifices to join us and it is pleasing for me that he believes in what we want to achieve.

"I know that Paul wants to join us for the right reasons and I thank him for that.

"I always said I wanted more experience in the squad and we now have three experienced strikers.

"There will be good competition for places."

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