Oct 25 2012 By Jon Batham
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DAVE Anderson warned Harrow Borough fans this week to expect his team’s rollercoaster ride to continue for some time yet.
Form continues to be a fickle mistress for Anderson’s young charges with back-to-back away wins at Bury and Bognor sandwiched in between a comprehensive 3-1 home defeat to Canvey Island.
Anderson believes the wins show the potential in his squad, but claims their inexperience means consistency will be hard to master.
He said: “I think what we have to remember is working on our budget you have to take a chance with one or two young players and we have taken a chance with the likes of Jordan Lawal, Ruddock Yala Joakim Ehui and Simeon Akinola (pictured) too.
“They are all young players so you will get that rollercoaster effect and you have to be careful how you deal with them.
“You go from king to pauper in a heartbeat at this level you have to learn to accept young players like these will give you performances like Canvey from time to time.”
That said Anderson backed one of his rookies, Yala, to continue to fill the void created by veteran midfielder James Burgess’ three-match suspension for a red card at Wingate recently.
A centre-back by trade, Yala slotted into Burgess’ central midfield role for Tuesday night’s win over the Rocks.
“Ruddock did that job sometimes at Boreham Wood, so playing him there was always an option for us,” added Anderson.
The 19-year-old’s performance completes something of a turnaround in his Borough fortunes.
He spent pre-season at Earlsmead, but was initially sent back to Boreham Wood with the likes of Bradley Fraser and Rob Laney considered stronger options.
However, Fraser has since departed to Ware, while Laney has gone out on loan to gain match-time.
Another man brought in since to try and fill the troublesome centre-back spot, Jon Munday, while still dual registered, is expected to spend most of his time with Burnham because of work commitments, meaning Yala was signed and now looks hungry to take his chance.