Dec 27 2012 By Jon Batham
CHARLES Ofusu-Hene declared this week he would be happy to make his move to Harrow Borough a permanent one if it meant getting regular starts.
The wide midfield man arrived at Earlsmead earlier this month on a month-long loan from parent club Kingstonian where he has struggled to hold down a first XI spot since joining in the summer.
After impressing in victory over Hampton & Richmond on debut the 21-year-old made clear he would be happy to transfer permanently rather than go back to sitting in the dugout at Kingsmeadow.
He said: “At Ks it was a bit difficult because there are a lot of midfielders and I am probably one of the youngest and a bit inexperienced so Alan Dowson wanted me to get more sets of 90 minutes. I don’t know what Dowse’s plans are, but if I’m getting 90 minutes regularly here at Harrow then I want to keep playing. If I’m going to go back to Ks and sit on the bench that is not an option I really want to take.”
Ofusu-Hene will hope to return to the Borough starting line-up for Saturday’s visit of Cray after confusion over the tube strike restricted him and fellow Ks loanee Saheed Sankoh to 20 minute cameos in the Boxing Day derby with Wealdstone.
He declared himself ‘gutted’ to have missed the chance to impress from the start following an impromptu dash to the ground in a cab saw him arrive after the game had already kicked off. And the youngster is desperate to reclaim the No 11 shirt against the Wands convinced he has much more to show Borough’s small but loyal fan base.
He added: “It was crazy. We did not find out there was a strike until we woke up and tried to travel. The station we usually use was closed, so we went to another one and that was closed too, so we were not in a cab until 2pm.
“There’s more to come from me. I am still getting to know the players here so my link up play is not at its peak. I need to know if players want to come short or go long. Once we get that understanding it will be possible to play even better.”