Singleton Greyhounds' coach Jye Bayley to continue on field return against Scone

THE RETURNING GREYHOUND: Singleton's first grade coach made his second on field cameo for the Greyhounds on Sunday. He aims to continue this weekend against Scone.
THE RETURNING GREYHOUND: Singleton's first grade coach made his second on field cameo for the Greyhounds on Sunday. He aims to continue this weekend against Scone.

Singleton Greyhounds' coach Jye Bayley has confirmed he will continue his onfield return this Sunday after his remarkable performance against Aberdeen last week.

The 28-year-old, who has undergone three shoulder reconstructions, made his second cameo in the side's 40-0 win over the Tigers last week.

His heroic two tries would also see him take out the side's players' player honours.

Yet the first grade mentor admitted this week the appearance may never occurred if not for a conversation with a former teammate at the 11th hour.

 NEW FACE: Jye Bayley made a surprise return to the line-up on Sunday afternoon.

NEW FACE: Jye Bayley made a surprise return to the line-up on Sunday afternoon.

"I didn't make a decision to play until two hours before the game," Bayley told the Singleton Argus.

"I had kinda said through the week we were a bit short so I'd play if needed.

"But I was still pretty 50-50 in my own mind."

For Bayley, it was time for a second opinion.

"I made a phone call to an old team mate at midday and asked 'what do you reckon?'," he continued.

"He (Damien Frize) said go out and pump them mate so I just ran with that."

Bayley scored the game's opening and closes tries to the applause of fans braving Sunday's wild weather.

THE MENTORS: Singleton Greyhound Frank-Paul Nu'uausala celebrates his coach Jye Bayley who scored the side's opening and final tries in their 40-0 win over Aberdeen.

THE MENTORS: Singleton Greyhound Frank-Paul Nu'uausala celebrates his coach Jye Bayley who scored the side's opening and final tries in their 40-0 win over Aberdeen.

And while his teammate and marque recruit Frank-Paul Nu'uausala has since declared the 40-0 victory as a dead rubber the optimistic coach still found positives throughout the match.

"To be honest I don't really remember the tries, I was just in the zone of I have to win this game today," he concluded.

"But I was really impressed with Will Nieuwenhuise and Ethan Edwards, I really like playing with Will because he just gives everything and it was the first time I'd played with Ethan and he is the same.

"But we can't rest on one good win going into this week's game or we are kidding ourselves."

The Greyhounds will enter the first grade clash as underdogs with lock Thomas Johnson looming as a possible return for the final home and away clash.