Ali Fuseini patient for Bromley recall, but open to loan move
The Lillywhites industrial midfielder ready to get back starting for the Kent outfit by AtTheMatch
Bromley's industrial midfielder Ali Fuseini insists he’s ready to get back involved in the club’s National League campaign when manager Mark Goldberg gives him the nod, but is open to the idea of a loan move away from Hayes Lane.
The former Millwall player began this season in fine form for the Lillywhites, starting 24 of their 29 league matches, finding the back of the net on two occasions.
“The season has been going well, we started off brilliantly with the win at Wrexham but then the results were not in our favour with three defeats in a row.
“We then went on a great run where we lost just one match in nine, and went on a six game winning streak. I scored my two goals this season in that run and my performances were consistent in a winning team.”
Three wins in the next six matches followed for Bromley, before five defeats on the trot saw Fuseini lose his starting place.
But since then the 27-year-old has found a starting place hard to come by. After a 5-3 defeat at Southport, he was dropped to the bench, unable to get onto the pitch for the next three matches.
Substitute appearances have followed in the last two games; in the 88th minute against Tranmere Rovers and on 48 minutes in the last outing at Cheltenham Town.
“The past five league matches the manager has changed things around, so I’ve not been playing. Having recently had a baby my focus hasn’t been as intense as it had been earlier this season.
“Now I’m struggling to get into the team, so it’s difficult, but I’m ready to go again and waiting for the opportunity to get back onto the pitch from the start.”
That said Fuseini - who is under contract until the end of this season with the Kent side - would be willing to leave on the short-term to a side in the same division or at Step 2, if the move suits all parties.
“Every player wants to play football from the start, no one enjoys sitting on the bench.
“We will comfortably achieve a mid-table finish this season, and if another club in the division needs experience to avoid relegation or a club is seeking promotion I’m more than happy to dig in and help out.”
Despite watching from the sidelines in recent matches, Fuseini hasn’t allowed that to deter him from helping his teammates on the pitch, and is using his experience to help the younger players in the squad.
“We’ve got a couple of experienced players in the squad so we do a lot of talking whilst on the pitch, and the ones that haven’t played at that level we try to offer help.
“When I was young I was learning the game myself, it’s part of the game. I’ve learned from experienced pros in the past so now I can do that to help the younger players.”Click here to stay up to date with AtTheMatch