Beware the ‘Greedy Greek’

Tommy Widdrington regards Staines striker Louis Theophanous as a threat
Tommy Widdrington regards Staines striker Louis Theophanous as a threat

Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington has warned his players to be aware of Greek striker Louis Theophanous as they travel to Staines tomorrow (Saturday).

Unbeaten Borough will return to action in the Skrill South following last week’s postponement due to Farnborough’s off field troubles.

Widdrington will hope his eager, young chargers can pick up where they left off and continue their flying start to the campaign despite a break of 14 days since their victory against Hayes and Yeading.

Marcus Gayle’s Staines side were beaten2-1 last week at Basingstoke but at home and with Theophanous in tip top form, it looks a potentially tricky assignment for Borough.

The 21-year-old Greek striker has re-joined Staines following a spell at Bromley. The Staines fans have been critical of the front runner and accuse him of being ‘too greedy.’

They were however, forced to eat their words against Bromley when Theophanous jinked beyond two defenders and unleashed an unstoppable effort to give Staines the lead.

Widdrington said, “He is a player I like. I was interested in bringing him to Borough recently but it didn’t quite work out.

“He is back at Staines and I’m sure he will do well. We are expecting a tough match. The pitch there is always very good and Marcus (Gayle - first team manager) is in the process of building a side.

“Obviously last week was frustrating for all concerned. We were absolutely gutted the game was called off but it has given the players a bit of time off and I’m sure they will be nice and fresh for Staines.”