MEDWAY MESSENGER - THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER 2019
Lordswood manager Darren Anslow hopes Felix Ogeah is in it for the long haul after rejoining Lordswood.
Ogeah scored the winner on his first game back from Staines as Lordswood beat Bearsted 2-1 last weekend.
It was their first win since August, with Ogeah playing a key role as Lords moved up to 13th in the Southern Counties East League.
Anslow said: "Felix had been away for four or five weeks and it's good to have him back.
"It's a funny one because we had a really good start to the season and where he hadn't had a great pre-season, just through work and stuff, he was a couple of weeks behind everybody else and it was difficult to get him in the side.
"He then got the opportunity to go to Staines, who are a level above us, so obviously he's taken that, but i think a few things have changed there and we've been lucky to get him back.
"We put him straight in and he did well. I need to have a conversation with him but i'm hoping he can stay and give us a little bit extra.
"We've not had midfielders breaking into the box but Felix has got that. He times his runs well and hits the box and that's what we've been missing."
Lordswood visit Erith & Belvedere in the Kent Senior Trophy on Sunday and Anslow must decide whether to stick with Jordan Samuel at right-back after an impressive performance at Bearsted.
A winger by trade, he made the transition and may have found himself a new position.
Anslow said: "We moved Jordan to right-back to deal with the Bearsted winger's pace and he was brilliant. We asked him to do a job and he carried it off to a tee. He gave the boy nothing.
"There were little bits and pieces where you could tell it's not his usual position but he was almost like a natural there."
The extra day's rest before the Deres game will help 16 year old forward Shaike Kamara.
Anslow said: "He'd scored for Bromley's Academy against Crystal Palace under-18s in the week. He was absolutely exhausted at the end (against Bearsetd) - he didn't give them a moment's peace."