HARROW boss David Howell may reshuffle his pack ahead of Saturday's Ryman Premier clash with Dartford at Earlsmead (3pm kick off).
Borough were dumped out of the FA Trophy last weekend despite coming back from two goals down against Hastings United and several youngsters caught his eye with fine individual displays.
Simon Dahl, the young centre back recommended to Howell by Radio 5 Live DJ Spoony, looked particularly impressive in the absence of suspended skipper Wayne Walters and was last night (Wednesday) hoping to convince the manager he was worthy of holding on to the shirt with a run out in the reserves.
Howell was also due to run the rule over centre forward Kurt Morlese and striker Miles Jones. Both made an impact as second half substitutes against Hastings and could have done enough to feature against Dartford.
"Kurt is that sort of aggressive centre forward that we haven't had," said Howell. "As for Miles, he has scored twice in three reserve games and is another I'm looking at."
The Boro boss was aggrieved at his team's lacklustre first half display last Saturday, but praised their fight back.
"We gave them a 2-0 head start," added Howell. "We scored the first one [an own goal by Danny Leech] for them whereas the second goal our goalkeeper misjudged the wind, went to punch the ball from an inswinging corner and it went in.
"We never got going after that so we regrouped at half time and went about our business in the second half."
Howell felt his side would go on and secure their passage into the third qualifying round before Jack Franklin struck an 87th-minute winner for the visitors.
"When we got to 2-2 we looked to be the only side likely to go on and win it but we never did and that sums up our season," he commented. "It was not our day again, but the pleasing thing is that we kept on going until the end and played some good football in the second half."
And what does the manager think of his team's chances against Dartford this weekend?
"I went to see Dartford play Tooting when we had a free weekend recently. Tooting were a top four side at that time but Dartford were far stronger and came away with a 2-0 win. All the players knew their jobs and did them well and it will be another tough test for us."