The 22-year-old left-back has been impressed with the club's pre-season momentum and says the new additions to the squad are keeping everyone on their toes.
However, Watts could have been plying his trade in the Blue Square South during the forthcoming campaign had Woking opted to offer him a deal following a trial last month. Despite scoring a few goals and impressing in pre-season games for the Cards manager Graham Baker decided against offering him a deal.
Watts, who scored four goals in 30 appearances for Borough last season, said the experience has given him a boost in his quest to turn professional.
“After speaking to the manager it was clear it was not going to work out because they were looking for someone more defensive,” said gym instructor Watts, who can also play on the wing. “But it was nice to be invited down there and it reaffirmed my belief that I will play at a higher level providing I keep performing well for Harrow.”
The Greenford-based defender came came through the youth ranks at Brentford before joining Carshalton Athletic and then Borough two years ago. He was voted the club's player's player and supporters player of the season in the 2008/09 campaign.
He thinks there will be plenty of contenders for those awards this season, one which he is adamant Borough can launch a genuine play-off tilt.
“We should have a real chance, not just being in with a shout,” added Watts. “We have a lot of the same players from last season and they will be wiser for the experience. The play-offs are a realistic target because of the quality we have in the squad. Everyone is beatable in this league.”