Refs on red alert as Kojo returns to Crows
PUBLISHED: 10:53 15 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010
ROYSTON Town have re-signed talented, but temperamental, winger Kojo Ofori as they look to pull away from the South Midlands League Premier Division relegation zone. The diminutive winger joined the Crows in the summer when he followed boss Phil Snowden f
ROYSTON Town have re-signed talented, but temperamental, winger Kojo Ofori as they look to pull away from the South Midlands League Premier Division relegation zone.
The diminutive winger joined the Crows in the summer when he followed boss Phil Snowden from Enfield Town.
However he marked his first game at Garden Walk by being sent off for headbutting a Cambridge City player in a pre-season friendly, and by mid-September had picked up two further red cards.
Ofori, pictured, left the Crows in mid-October to join Ryman League side Enfield FC, but played only a handful of games for the north London club.
Despite his volatile nature, Ofori will strengthen Snowden's team and the Crows boss is looking forward to having him back in action.
"It's great to have him back. He has a lot to offer the club. He has tremendous skill and pace, which is paramount at this level," said Snowden.
He's also a supporters' favourite and I'm sure there will be a few more down Garden Walk knowing that he's back.
"Hopefully he can settle back in the side and he could be the difference to one or two of the upcoming fixtures.
"We've got to go at them and get the result. We need to keep plugging away and pick up those points."
Ofori is expected to return to the Royston side on Saturday when Royston host Chalfont St Peter, and Snowden is hopeful that his side can bounce back after Tuesday's amazing 8-4 home defeat against Edgware Town.
He said: "We have a few injuries and suspensions, so I will be looking to delve into the youth team once again.
"We drew 0-0 last time we met, in a game either side could have won.
"I've told the players that this is a game we have to win and I'm confident it will give us a boost.
"It was good to have Dave McMurrough back. He's extremely hard to play against, and he was everywhere on Tuesday.
"He didn't give their defenders any peace. He's a big handful and I was very pleased to have him back.
"There are still positives that we can take from the Edgware game.
"If we had played like this against most of the other sides in the league, we would have certainly won.
"But thanks to a 10-15 minute spell the outcome was totally different.