Turnbull and Cadman's delight after committing to Boro

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Matty Turnbull and James Cadman are keen to push on after agreeing, in principle, to remain at Scarborough Athletic.

The pair have joined Jamie Price and Dave Merris on the club's retained list as Boro head into their first season in the new Scarborough Sports Village.

Boss Steve Kittrick and his assistant Chris Bolder are working hard to bring in new additions to boost Boro's squad further.

A delighted Turnbull said: "It is the first time I've been at the new ground, but it is everything you want and I just can't wait to get out and get playing.

"At the moment you can't sign anything, but I'm 100% committed to the club.

"We have to carry on where we left off last season because we finished really well. The target has to be to win the league.

Turnbull had played for Scarborough FC as a youngster and he is looking forward to the opportunity of turning out in the town once again.

He added: "It was great for me to come back and play for Scarborough again, but it will be special for me to come back and play in the town as well.

"It is important to get some good, challenging games in to test you in pre-season. Sheffield United is the big one and I can't wait to see it packed out down here.

"It will be bouncing at the new ground, the fans have already showed what they can do at places like Colwyn Bay and you'd expect more supporters and bigger noise levels when we return home."

Midfielder Cadman said: "I've played at some good grounds, but this is unbelievable. It is great that, having been out of the town for 10 years, the club can return to a set-up like this.

"I've played on 3G and 4G pitches in the past and they are much of a muchness. The big problem people think is that it will harm players' backs and other joints, but I don't agree with that.

"I've spent two seasons on 3G and 4G pitches and I've been fine. I switched to grass last year and I pulled my hamstring.

"Currently I'm not tied down to anyone, naturally as humans you are drawn to where you enjoy being. I loved every minute at Scarborough last season, so that is a no-brainer.

"One of the things I really enjoyed was playing in front of the Scarborough fans, who down in Bridlington were unbelievable, so I can't imagine what it will be like in town.

"I was only here for 10 games last season and they welcomed me with open arms.

"With it being easier access for fans to get to, there will be a great atmosphere and all the players can look forward to that."