Terrors bring in defender Jinadu

New arrival: Tobi Jinadu makes a tackle for Kingstonian against Croydon Athletic a couple of years ago

New arrival: Tobi Jinadu makes a tackle for Kingstonian against Croydon Athletic a couple of years ago

First published in Tooting and Mitcham by , Sports Reporter

Kenny Brown has boosted his defensive options by adding Tobi Jinadu to his Tooting & Mitcham squad.

The centre-half, who began his career as a youngster at the Terrors, has made the switch back to south London from Southern League Premier side St Albans City after falling down the pecking order at the Saints.

“He gives us some cover at centre-half,” said manager Brown.

“He was unlucky at St Albans as he got injured and they went on a decent run while he was out and he couldn’t get back in.

“St Albans is a long way to travel when you are not playing and, as he lives local to us, he was happy to come here and wanted to come here.”

Brown has barely seen Jinadu train though as the Terrors have been forced to find innovative ways around the recent cold snap, which prevented them from getting on the training pitch.

Their match at Cray Wanderers on Tuesday, which they lost 4-1 despite Connor French's equaliser, was their first for two weeks and Brown revealed the squad have been indulging in extra-curricular activities in place of their usual Tuesday and Thursday night training sessions.

“We have tried to mix it up a bit as we don’t want to be bringing the lads in and then not being able to do anything,” he said.

“We went bowling and to Laser Quest and did manage a bit of a jog last week.

“We need to see players as much as we can but you have to be careful you don’t get injuries.

“Thankfully, we haven’t and everyone is chomping at the bit to play.”

Tooting go to Lowestoft Town on Saturday in need of points to boost their bid for Ryman Premier League survival and Brown is in confident mood.

“We don’t seem to do bad against the top teams,” he added.

“We have to go to this game positively, but, at the same time, respectful to Lowestoft as they are a very good team.

“I think we have 15 games left to go and every point is going to be vital.”

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