No overspending for champs Boro

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Scarborough Athletic chairman Dave Holland has underlined that the club will not be spending beyond their means after gaining promotion.

Boro’s victory over Retford on Saturday was enough to guarantee their move up into the Evo-Stik League.

The board will be signing off a budget this week, which Holland believes should be sufficient for the club to compete at the higher level.

However Boro are as yet unsure whether they will make the step into the northern or the southern version of the Evo-Stik first division.

The southern version will be an extra 800 miles for the season, as it will include 5,500 miles of travelling from Scarborough, while Evo-Stik North would be 4,700.

“Nothing is decided yet,” said Holland.

“We believe that we will be in the Evo-Stik North, but there is a possibility we could go in the southern division.

“It is surprisingly equal because there is only 800 miles difference in the season.

“We have to look at the convenience of supporters and also where the league wants us to go.”

The Boro chief added: “We had a two-year plan, the first part of which was to gain promotion - and we achieved it.

“The manager Rudy Funk got the support he needed and he delivered. I am proud of the people behind the scenes who helped to make that possible.

“We are now taking stock because we will be coming up against big-hitters next season.

“We will not be spending beyond our means, but at the same time it will not be a season of consolidation - we are looking to push on.

“We think we have a squad and a manager at the moment that will guide us up there pushing for honours.”