DAVE Anderson’s Harrow Borough plans are slotting into place ahead of the start of the new Ryman Premier season.
Anderson has promoted Darron Wilkinson to the post of assistant manager following Jason Goodliffe’s departure to Stevenage and has already started working through his summer shopping list.
Mark Faulkner, who has experience working with youngsters at Queens Park Rangers’ academy, has stepped into the first-team coach role vacated by Wilkinson and Anderson is pleased with how things are shaping up ahead of the big kick-off.
Anderson said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Jason. I said all along that we wouldn’t keep him forever. I know Graham knows Jason well and I think he’ll do well as he steps up to that level.
“Darron has been upgraded to assistant and he is more than capable. Mark Faulkner, who’s been an academy coach at Queens Park Rangers, and done some coaching at Hendon.
“Mark is a UEFA B coach and he spent five years with QPR’s academy and has done well in the sessions we’ve had so far so it is looking good.
“Darron played the game at the highest level and is very experienced at non-league level and has managed Slough as well so he knows exactly what he is doing.
“We worked well as a staff last season as a three. We all make the decisions. I have the final say but Darron has been around long enough so he can be a big help.”
The changes at Earlsmead this summer are not limited to the dugout as Anderson freshens things up in the dressing room too.
James Warrington was first to arrive from Slough Town this summer, taking his place between the sticks at Earlsmead, and Anderson has followed his capture with the addition of Chalfont St Peter duo Tyrell Lewis and Adam Louth.
Former Sutton United striker Ronnel Dennis will also be playing under Anderson next season and much-travelled veteran striker Leroy Griffiths (pictured), who lists the likes of Staines Town, Gillingham and QPR among his former clubs, has also signed up.
Anderson added: “Leroy has been around for a long time. We’re delighted to have him on board. I went to watch Sutton and he came on as a substitute and I couldn’t believe what I saw.
“He’s great to have around and he’s a senior player, a leader of men. People like Leroy can help the young players.”
Meanwhile, Harrow continue with their pre-season preparations when they entertain a Crystal Palace XI on Saturday.