Nov 15 2012 by Matt Lewis, Harrow Observer
HARROW boss Dave Anderson has opened talks with former Wealdstone striker Scott Fitzgerald, writes Jay Allan.
The experienced forward has been playing for Southern League outfit Chalfont St Peter after leaving the Stones in September.
Fitzgerald, who also counts Brentford and Watford among his long list of old clubs, enjoyed a two-year spell with Boro’s rivals at Grosvenor Vale under Gordon Bartlett.
He bagged 17 goals in 32 appearances for the Stones but has struggled to maintain his physical condition in recent times and is expected to undergo knee surgery later this month.
Anderson is keen to add another frontman to his strikeforce in a bid to ease the burden on this season’s leading light Simeon Akinola and Fitzgerald could provide the answer – if he proves his fitness.
“I spoke to Chalfont, and they gave me permission to speak to Scott,” Anderson confirmed to the Observer. “We will chat again soon, but it’s undecided by me and him if he will sign.
“I would like another goalscorer in the team. That’s what I have to try and identify. There’s too much emphasis on Simeon who has scored most of our goals at the moment.”
If Fitzgerald joins he will be reacquainted with Anderson for a third time after the pair worked together during two stints at AFC Wimbledon between 2006 and 2007.
Fitzgerald started his career in non-League football at Northwood before being signed by the Hornets in February 2003.
Meanwhile, Anderson looks to have admitted defeat in his quest to get Ruddock Yala’s suspension overturned after revealing the club will ‘probably not’ appeal the red defender’s red card.
Yala was slapped with a three-match ban following his red card in last week’s 2-1 home defeat to Concord Rangers and an aggrieved Anderson had considered using video evidence to contest the decision.