All change for Boro

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IT has been all change for Scarborough Athletic this season.

There were a total of nine changes to the squad when Boro took on Dinnington last week in comparison to their opening outing at home to Lincoln Moorlands in August.

Ryan Blott was suspended for the opener, but since then Dave Kemp, Michael Price, Scott Phillips, Rob Northen, Craig Palmer, Nathan Hotte, Mark Griffin and Dave Ricardo have all departed the Queensgate set-up.

Three of these players in Kemp, Phillips and Palmer have made the switch to Boro’s Queensgate rivals Bridlington Town, Griffin and Northen headed south to Barton and Ricardo moved on to Hall Road.

Price leapt up one level to Evo-Stik South side Goole, while Hotte burst up two divisions to Evo-Stik Premier team Bradford Park Avenue.

Boss Paul Olsson, who took over from Brian France at the end of last year, has been boosted by the arrival of Josh Clayton, Callum Reid and James Webb from the reserve team, but he has also boosted his squad with a number of signings.

Richard Dunning, Gary Hepples and Brent Leister have strengthened the midfield, while former Scarborough FC skipper Denny Ingram has come into the defence.

Richard Medcalf, who left Boro at the beginning of the season for Barton, has also re-signed for the club.

Boss Olsson strengthened his midfield further at the end of last week with the arrival of former Hull City and Rushden and Diamonds man Nick McNamara.

Olsson is also keen to add further if the right players comes up for grabs.

He said: “If somebody comes up who we think will improve things then we will definitely be interested.

“We are always out there looking for players who could come in and do a job for the club.”