Dec 20 2012 by Paul Bishop , Harrow Observer
DAVE Anderson has warned his players to be wary of Hastings United in the first game of the festive season on Saturday.
Borough travel to the south coast buoyed by Tuesday night’s win over play-off chasers Hampton to face this season’s FA Cup giant-killers.
Some may expect United to be distracted by their forthcoming meeting with Middlesbrough in the famous competition.
However, Anderson claims they are just as likely to want to catch the manager’s eye ahead of their day in a million against the Championship promotion chasers.
He said: “It can work both ways really. They might be distracted by the cup tie, but on the other hand they may all be busting a gut to make sure they get a shirt for the big day.
“I know what my team talk will be and I’m pretty sure I know what their manager will say too, but in the end it will be about what happens on the day because that is how this division is.”
The genial Irishman can at least board the coach knowing his team has rediscovered the winning feeling – and in style, after hitting four in their victory over the Beavers.
Three of his latest signings played a big part in the success, with Shaun Lucien scoring on his debut and Kingstonian loanees Saheed Sankoh and Charles Ofosu-Hene turning in outstanding displays.
Not surprisingly Anderson is content with his latest bout of tinkering and just happy his side are carrying an attacking threat again.
He added: “The two boys on loan from Kingstonian did great and Saheed Sankoh was a real handful. The only thing both of them lacked was a goal really.
“Your job as a manager is to get a squad in and what I wanted to do this year was let that squad settle, but when it did we were lacking in areas, particularly the attacking half of the field, but you could not say that about us today could you?
“We have been struggling to score goals here, but we have now scored four and could have had more, so I’m delighted.”