Date: 20th July 2016 at 6:24pm
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With manager Neil Harris’ general response to the three nil victory over Dartford on Tuesday evening, youngster Fred Onyedinma came in for special praise in Harris’ wider media interviews.

Speaking to the South London Press following the game that saw Onyedinma open the scoring after only ten minutes, and then provide the assist for Aiden O’Brien’s goal seven minutes later, the gaffer explained that he felt Fred and fellow youngster James Brown, were excellent on the evening.

‘Fred was exceptional. Along with James Brown, who was outstanding. Fred has the attributes to be a top, top player. Last year we put him in, took him out, put him in, took him out – gave him a run and played him when he was poor and left him in the team. Just to try and give him that experience.’

With that experience under his belt, Harris went on to say that in pre season he’d certainly come back in good shape and looking sharp in training.

‘He`s come back pre-season and looking really sharp. He`s got a really bright future under me at this club. I can play him and Aiden O`Brien either up front or in a wide area to make it a three up top. It`s a great attribute for us to have as team. Whether Fred plays wide or up front he needs to be a goal threat. If Fred can be an outstanding striker and an outstanding wide player we`ve got one hell of a player. It`s just down to me and my coaching team to develop him as a player in both positions.’

He went on to add.

‘Aiden is doing it at the moment. Fred can do it also. Different opposition will suit different players. Fred has blistering pace and is a very good finisher. At times when Lee Gregory wasn`t available or was struggling with form, I didn`t have another striker who could play up there and get in behind. Fred certainly gives us a different option.’

In brief further thoughts about the game itself, he ended by saying.

‘Some of our football was really good. The goals were top quality. Aiden came in a bit disappointed at half-time because he could have had three or four goals – but his movement and technique were good. A foot over the bar, hitting the post, that`s the finishing sharpness that will come over pre-season.’

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