Harrow Borough chairman Peter Rogers says the club’s search for Dave Anderson’s successor should be completed as early as next week after receiving 30 applications.

Anderson’s resignation was announced eight days ago but the former AFC Wimbledon boss oversaw Saturday’s last-gasp 2-1 loss at Hampton & Richmond Borough and has also helped the search for his replacement.

Speaking yesterday, Boro chairman Rogers said: “We have had 30 applications so we are now drawing up a shortlist to start interviews this week and hopefully we will be able to make a decision by next week.

“I would like to say we will have a decision by the weekend but that is looking unlikely at the moment so now I think we are looking at next week.”

Rogers added: “We are looking to interview seven or eight candidates.

“I think there are several good options there but it is down to what other people want and are looking for as well as me.

“There is certainly enough quality there to make a good appointment.”

Anderson’s reign ended with another defeat, leaving Boro deep in relegation trouble, second bottom of the Isthmian Premier Division.

Harrow took the lead on the stroke of half time when Nick Salapatas stroked home a penalty for the visitors.

Boro looked set for a point until in the 88th minute, Mark Onyemah levelled following a corner.

And deep into injury time, Matt Drage snatched the winner for Hampton & Richmond.

Harrow travel to Grays Athletic on Saturday.