PAUL Chow says there is plenty of life in the old dog yet – and he wants to bring some silverware to Jarrow Roofing.
The striker rejoined the Roofers this week after eight years at Whitley Bay.
Chow famously won the FA Vase three times with Bay, scoring in the final on each occasion, and has now targeted adding to his medal collection with the club where he started his Northern League career.
And while he’s in the latter stages of his time as a player at 34, he still believes he has the nous and ability to make his mark.
“I’m 34 but I still feel as if I’ve got a lot to give,” said Chow. “I feel as fit as ever.
“It’s a bit of a cliche but the goal doesn’t move.
I’ve never been one to beat five defenders and stick the ball in the top cornerPaul Chow
“I’ve never had pace so I’ve never really lost it.
“I’ve never been one to beat five defenders and stick the ball in the top corner. I do a lot of my work inside the penalty area so I don’t see that changing.”
Chow has certainly been one of the greatest penalty box predators in the modern era of the Northern League.
He bagged more than 200 goals for Whitley and scored more than a century for Roofing in his first two spells there.
However, he couldn’t help them to silverware, something he’s desperate to do now he’s back.
“We had some good league finishes and got to a cup final,” he recalls. “I won League Player of the Year and League Top Goalscorer too, but that was on the back of a good team we had then.
“I’d love to win something with Roofing. Hopefully we can finish this season well then go into the next one with some momentum.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the lads and getting going, starting with Sunderland RCA tomorrow. Whitley waved the seven days so I’m available for the game.”
Roofing manager Richie McLoughlin is delighted to have Chow back in his ranks, but has warned Roofing not to think they can just turn up and beat relegation-threatened RCA.
“RCA had a good win in midweek and are as good a side as most in the league,” he said.
“Things seem to be picking up for them and if we don’t battle as hard as them then we will have a problem.”
Jarrow are seventh after Dunston leapfroggd them in midweek.