Beadle calls for fan backing

Scarborough Athletic midfielder Jimmy Beadle is calling for a huge fan backing when the Evo-Stik North season gets underway.

The former Scarborough FC man is hoping the current crop of players can bring in the kind of support that followed the club in its infancy.

He said: “We want more fans down this season to back us.

“We are playing in the northern division this season, so there should be a lot more interest.

“I can remember watching Boro in the NCEL premier and division one and there were 600 or 700 fans there.

“We are now at a higher division with better players and it seems to have died off a bit.

“I understand that we are playing out of town and it is expensive, but it would be brilliant if we could get that kind of backing again.”

Beadle is now fully focused on the club’s pre-season sessions that kicked off at Hull University on Tuesday night.

He added: “This is my first pre-season in three years. The first session was hard, but it wouldn’t be worth doing if it wasn’t.

“I’m really looking forward to this season now. Maybe it is time to grow up a bit and start concentrating on my football.

“I’ve set myself a few targets like winning the league and grabbing all the awards at the end of the season.

“I can’t imagine I’ll get the top-scorer because Gary Bradshaw takes the penalties.

“I was top-scorer twice for Whitby in the division above though, so who knows?”