Can Charles fire boro’ to Safety?

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Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington will hope new striker Charles Ademeno can fire his Blue Square South strugglers away from the drop zone.

After watching his side suffer a surprise defeat to Ryman League outfit Crawley Down in the semi final of the Sussex Senior Cup on Wednesday, Widdrington said, “It’s obvious we are in need of improvement.

“We have picked up a few points in the league recently and a few other results went our way but if anyone thinks we are out of danger they are wrong.”

He added, “With Carl Rook moving on we were able to bring Charlie in and we hope he will be fit and available for selection on Saturday.”

Ademeno could prove quite a coup for Boro’ if the 23-year-old can avoid injury and recapture the form he displayed for Crawley in 2009.

That year he had a blistering start to the Blue Square Premier campaign and scored 11 times, including a rapid-fire eight minute hat-trick against Grays Athletic.

His pace, power and eye for goal made him a sought after commodity for a number of League clubs but a move failed to materialise and he signed a two-year deal with fellow Blue Square Premier outfit Grimsby for £10,000.

Injury hindered his spell with the Mariners and he left the club after one season by mutual consent with Grimsby chairman John Fenty claiming Crawley ‘did a number on him’ by failing to declare his injury.

Last year he made nine appearances for Wimbledon scoring just once and had his contract terminated in January.

Widdrington hopes his new man will be fit and raring to go against the league leaders Woking tomorrow.

With Carl Rook departing and Bailio Camara signing dual registration with Hastings, the new man could forge a partnership with Montserrat international Ellis Remy who has proved a handful in recent games.

Although Ben Watson will hope to add to his recent goal tally having netted twice in his last two games.

Widdrington said, “There was a severe lack of quality on Wednesday. We had a few injuries and the players that were brought in failed to impress.

“We need to see a positive reaction from the players.”