Keita vows to bounce back

Alhassane Keita in the stand with chairman Dave Holland at Harrogate Town
Alhassane Keita in the stand with chairman Dave Holland at Harrogate Town

Scarborough Athletic's Guinean wing prospect Alhassane Keita has vowed to bounce back from his horror injury.

The youngster, who arrived at Boro at the very beginning of pre-season, had been in exciting form before he was hit by a huge blow in the friendly clash against Pickering Town.

Alhassane Keita in action

Alhassane Keita in action

He suffered a fracture of his leg during that game and in an operation at York Hospital, surgeons placed a metal plate just above his ankle.

Despite the injury, Keita still made it to Boro's friendly outing at Harrogate Town on Saturday.

He said: "It is very painful.

"They put a plate in my ankle for six weeks and after that I should be okay to get going again.

"I just want to play football for Scarborough, I can't wait to get back."