Jan 31 2013 by Matt Lewis, Harrow Observer
GARY McCann celebrates eight years in charge at Hendon this week and will be hoping to mark the occasion with three points at lowly Carshalton Athletic.
And he will have three new loan signings in his locker after Wycombe Wanderers duo Junior Morais and Lee Angol joined for five weeks, while Dagenham and Redbridge youngster Rouchy Efambe has also arrived.
McCann was appointed as Greens boss in February 2005 and won his first game, beating Cheshunt 2-1 in the Ryman Premier Division.
He is the club’s longest serving manager and has steered Hendon to a pair of seventh-place finishes and two FA Cup first round appearances during his time at the helm.
The Greens will be well-rested for their trip to Colston Avenue to face the basement dwellers on Saturday, having seen their clash with Thurrock called off due to a snow-covered Vale Farm pitch on Saturday.
Then, on Tuesday, Sussex side Whitehawk make their first visit to Vale Farm.
Hendon and Whitehawk have met only twice before, both times at the Enclosed Ground, as two seasons ago Hendon won an FA Cup tie and this season earned a goalless draw in the league.
The Hawks, who were champions of Ryman One South last season, have taken the Premier Division by storm this term and are clear of the chasing pack at the top of the table, consolidating their position on Saturday with a 5–2 victory at Metropolitan Police.
Hendon were last night (Wednesday) due to travel to Croydon in the London Senior Cup fourth round.