Harrow Borough hot-shot Robin Shroot has the potential to play in the Premiership.
That is the verdict of manager David Howell who watched his most prized asset take his tally to seven goals in ten Ryman Premier outings with a fine brace during Saturday's 3-0 triumph over leaders Dover Athletic.
Championship side Derby County are the latest in a string of clubs to scout the Northern Ireland U21 winger, but Howell believes the former Wimbledon starlet can ply his trade at the highest level.
"I think he can play at any level and that includes the Premiership," said the Borough boss. "He is in incredible form and when he is not scoring goals he is creating them.
"He took his first goal first time while his second came from a quickly taken free kick, which shows how quick and sharp her and our other strikers were against Dover."
One of a growing list of league clubs will also have to act swiftly if they are to land the services of the graceful wide man when the January transfer window opens.
In addition to the Rams Dagenham & Redbridge, Charlton Athletic, Brighton, Hartlepool, Leicester, Wycombe and Peterborough United have all sent scouts to run the rule over Shroot, who won six U20 caps for Northern Ireland before making his U21 debut in last month's friendly against Scotland.
Howell added: "Saturday was a big pressure game for Robin as he knew scouts were there watching him again. But he does not let that affect him. It is a waiting game at the moment and he has got to focus on his football rather than what clubs are coming to take a look at him."
Howell revealed that some clubs have shown more of an interest in him than others but is in no rush to see him leave Earlsmead.
"At the moment there are one or two clubs that, to a degree, have shown their hand but nothing is concrete yet. As long as his football continues to improve I will be happy for him to carry on here but I will also be delighted if he gets the move he wants. I think he will go by Christmas or January, just as Albert Adomah (to Barnet) did last year." [25a0] A flattering 6-2 win for Harrow Borough on Tuesday night saw David Howell's side dump visitors Enfield out of the Middlesex Senior County Cup to earn a place in the quarter-finals.
Boro took the game to extra-time thanks to a late goal from Gary Noel to make it 2-2, before a 12 minute hat-trick from goal scoring sensation Robin Shoot settled the tie.
The other goals came courtesy of strikes from Lee Hall and Miles Jones.