Published: 06:00, 31 January 2020
Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong is open to a return to Dartford – if he can’t break back into the Aldershot side.
The classy midfielder’s one-month loan spell came to an end at Princes Park after Saturday’s win at Dulwich and he was immediately put back into the Shots team for their goalless draw at Eastleigh on Tuesday night.
But if that involvement doesn't continue, then the Darts will be the first to know.
“I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly and I’m quite disappointed to be going back, actually,” said Berkeley-Agyepong.
“If I go back and I play then I’ll stay there, but if I’m not playing then I’ll try my hardest to come back.
“I’d be open to come back to Dartford and help them get back to the National League.
“I think the team is good enough to get into the play-offs. They’re still seventh, when I was here I didn’t feel like we were going to concede and I always felt like we were going to score.
“They’ll win a lot more games than they lose and the losses will only come in games when they’re not on it enough.”
Berkeley-Agyepong has known Dartford assistant boss Craig Belgrave since he was at school.
It’s been his first time working with manager Steve King but he’s enjoyed Dartford’s style of play – and winning games.
“It’s not fun when you’re losing and all we’ve done, apart from that one game at Slough, is win,” he said.
“I enjoy everyone around the place, the coaching staff. I needed to play minutes so it’s a good thing.
"I’ve come to the league below Aldershot, it’s a good standard and I’ve proved I can play in this league.
“I definitely feel I’ve improved in the month. At Aldershot I’ve played in the middle, out wide or up top so having a stable position here and getting to know the position better has helped me.
“I enjoy the role, knowing the responsibility I have to the team and who relies on me. I have to feed certain people and protect certain people so it’s a good role to have. You feel like you are a big part of the team.
“Playing the three in midfield, we can rotate and get on the ball and I’ve managed to score a couple of goals as well.
“I go back full of confidence, fit and firing so hopefully I can take that back to Aldershot.”
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