Darron Wilkinson admits there are times when he questions his decision to step up to the role of assistant manager with Harrow Borough.
Wilkinson was promoted from his position as first-team coach this summer, following Jason Goodliffe’s departure to League One Stevenage.
Having now had half-a-year as Dave Anderson’s right-hand man at Earlsmead, former Brighton defender Wilkinson has taken on added responsibility.
He is no stranger to the dugout after spells in charge at Beaconsfield SYCOB and Slough Town, and that has left him well-placed to assist his old pal at the helm.
But added responsibility has also seen his workload increase and Wilkinson says defeats like Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Grays Athletic can leave him wondering if it’s all worth it.
“It’s hard work and quite a bit different to my previous role,” he said. “We go out a lot and watch other teams, watching as many games as we can, and it’s a lot more time consuming than my previous role.
“You enjoy it when you win and when you’re getting beat you sometimes question it.
“After good days though you think it’s worth it. Yes, it is hard work but if you put the hard work in then you will reap the rewards. You only get out what you put in, that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day.”
Harrow Borough waved goodbye to three points at Grays and also said farewell to Michael Chambers, who has completed his month-long loan stint at Earlsmead and was this week due to report back to Crystal Palace.
There was another defeat for the Reds on Tuesday night as they were knocked out of the Middlesex Senior Cup at the second round stage as Staines Town were 1-0 winners at Wheatsheaf Park.
Stephane Ngamvolou’s strike crashed against the underside of the bar and cruelly deflected into the net off Boro keeper James Shea in extra-time, with the match having finished goalless in the routine 90 minutes.
Meanwhile, tenents Hendon were due to face Grays Athletic last night (Wednesday) having lost 1-0 at home to leaders AFC Hornchurch on Saturday.