Anthony Page claimed he will be using his head – literally – in a bid to help new club Harrow Borough climb the Ryman Premier table.
Page, who played under Borough boss Dave Anderson in his Northwood days, linked up with the genial Northern Irishman again last month and has helped the men of Earlsmead claim four points in his first three starts.
When it comes to his brand of centre-back play, Page labels himself very much a member of the no-nonsense brigade with sticking his head in where it hurts top of the priority list.
He warned Borough fans it might not look pretty, particularly in the heavy conditions they face at the moment, but he is hopeful it will be effective in easing Anderson’s side up the standings.
“Everyone tells me heading the ball is probably my best quality, which is pretty staple for a centre-half,” he said. “Heading and kicking really – it’s about clearing your lines.
“You are the last line of defence so if you make one silly mistake you can cost your team a goal, so it is about eliminating risks, especially on these pitches at the moment where you don’t want to be messing about at the back.
“You need to be getting it into the channels and squeezing up the pitch.”
Page revealed he turned down Anderson in favour of Burnham at the start of the campaign, but having suffered an injury-disrupted start with the Southern League new boys he jumped ship when his old boss refused to give up the chase.
“Dave and I always had a good relationship at Northwood and he was trying to get me here at the start of the season, but I got persuaded by the talk that great things were happening at Burnham.
“But Dave knows me and kept on at me to come down and I’m glad I have now.”
Meanwhile, midfielder Jordan Berry left Harrow this week and via his Twitter account thanked everyone at the club and wished them all the best for the rest of the season.
Borough had yet another blank week with their Ryman Premier match at East Thurrock United on Saturday and the midweek League Cup quarter-final at Ware both postponed with the cup tie rearranged for Tuesday night.
Harrow’s tenants, Hendon, also had both their fixtures wiped out with Saturday’s league game against Hampton & Richmond and the midweek Middlesex Senior Cup quarter-final tie at Staines Town falling victim to the weather.
The match at Staines is now scheduled for Tuesday, but is already in doubt with part of the Wheatsheaf Lane pitch under water after the Thames burst its banks.