Feb 21 2013 by Sports Reporter, Harrow Observer
SHAUN Lucien has a big future at Harrow – but it rests on him being patient in the present.
So says Borough boss Dave Anderson who has urged the former Brentford youngster to play the waiting game at Earlsmead in order to fulfil his obvious potential.
Lucien scored on his debut against Hampton and Richmond after joining from Uxbridge back in December, but has yet to nail down a permanent first XI shirt with the Reds.
According to Anderson it is all part of his plan for the winger who just needs to sit tight to reap the benefits later in the year.
He said: “Shaun, he is a big part of our plans. We are bringing him along gradually and he has done well.”
Lucien is not the only youngster being asked to play the long game.
Ruddock Yala, currently enjoying a rare chance to shine because of injury to Michael Peacock, and midfielder Yassine Fehmi-Gill, are two more players who have spent a lot of time in the shadows of the squad this term.
And while Anderson sympathises with their desire to play, he urged them and others warming the bench at present to see the bigger picture.
He said: “We are trying to say to some of the younger lads next year is your year. Next season we expect you to be in the team all the time.”
Harrow take on league leaders Whitehawk on Saturday while their fixture at the weekend at Hampton and Richmond was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
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