Uncompromising defender Tobi Jinadu is determined to follow Robin Shroot into the big time - but not before he has helped Harrow reach the upper echelons of the Ryman Premier League.
The bruising centre back has produced some accomplished displays for Borough this season and is starting to show the sort of form that attracted the attentions of league clubs Bristol Rovers, Dagenham & Redbridge and Queens Park Rangers.
However, Jinadu is revelling in the rough and tumble nature of non-league football and has his sights set on helping drag Borough out of danger and into play-off contention.
Winger Shroot had clubs clamouring for his services before Christmas after some goal-laden displays, and finally plumped for Birmingham City. Jinadu also believes he has what it takes to play regular professional football and says Harrow can help him achieve his dream, but only after he has helped them realise theirs.
"That is one of the reasons I've come to Harrow," said the 26-year-old. "I need to be playing, it puts you in the shop window. It is a blessing for me coming here. I can show my ability and know I a can get back playing for a league side.
"As a youngster it was just a dream [to turn pro] but once you have been there and seen what the difference is between professional and non-league, it becomes a realistic target. But then again you are only as good as your last game."
Jinadu is already something of a journeyman, having played for Wembley, Sutton United, Aldershot, Lewes (on loan), Hayes & Yeading, Thurrock and Heybridge Swifts, and he also enjoyed a previous spell at Harrow as a youngster.
And while grateful for the educaton non-league football has provided him with, it is the Football League where he really wants to ply his trade. Bristol Rovers tried to play him out of position during a trial while QPR were unable to offer him a deal due to reshuffling behind the scenes.
He headed to Sutton as a 20-year-old striker but reverted to centre back after discovering he was pretty useful at shackling attackers.
Jinadu then attracted Aldershot's attentions and spend two seasons with them, the first ravaged by injury, before his contract expired. During one Shots game against Forest Green the big defender feared for his career after a reckless tackle left him in a stricken heap.
"I had just come back after eight weeks out with a foot injury, and I nearly broke my back," recalled Jinadu. "I'm quite decent in the air and like to go for headers but in one game one of the opposition players took my legs from underneath me as I went up for the ball and I landed on my back. I could hardly move but I tried to play on. I ended up being carried home."
Luckily the defender suffered only bad bruising and he made a swift recovery - only to be farmed out on loan to Lewes.
Jinadu found himself the top scorer for Harrow's Ryman Premier rivals Hey-bridge Swifts last season and he was more than happy to return to Earlsmead when the opportunity arose.
"It's going very well here," he said. "We are one of those teams that must not be underestimated - we can beat anybody on our day.
"We have to make sure the the team is safe and I have even been talking about the play-offs. When I was at Sutton we went on a 15-game unbeaten run and I can't see any reason why we can't do that at Harrow. The team is good enough and it is all about belief. I think we can still get somwhere near the play-offs."
Arsenal fan Jinadu, who coaches youngsters on a part-time basis at Fins-bury Park, cites former Gunners defenders Sol Campbell and Tony Adams as inspirational figures, despite admitting being unsure of his favourite position.
"I don't know really," he commented when quizzed. "I like playing up front, but as a defender I know sometimes what a striker is thinking and what sort of run he is going to make."
* Borough beat Godalming Town 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the fourth round of the Ryman League Cup.