Boro aim to return to winning ways

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Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk is hoping for a return to winning ways when his side travel to Bedworth United on Saturday.

Boro have slipped to defeat in their last three outings, pushing them slightly off the pace in the quest for a Evo-Stik South play-off position.

They will be in confident mood though, as Bedworth lie in the bottom two of the table, having won just two home fixtures all season.

Funk is still hoping to make the capture of attacker Jordan Thewlis from Brigg Town before the game, though he is currently playing the waiting game.

Top-scorer Gary Bradshaw will serve the third of the three-match ban, while Funk is waiting on the fitness of fellow striker Ryan Blott, who aggravated a hamstring injury at Mickleover on Tuesday.

The Boro chief said: “We have a few knocks and bruises at the moment, but we do have plenty of cover to come in.

“Jimmy Beadle provided us with a massive lift when he signed earlier this week and we also have Liam Shepherd back in the squad this weekend.

“This is the last game of Gary Bradshaw’s ban, when he comes back into the team it will be just like a new signing for us.”

Funk isn’t expecting an easy clash in Warwickshire, as Bedworth have picked up since appointing former Everton, Brimingham and Bolton midfielder Stuart Storer as manager.

He added: “A new manager has come in at Bedworth and since then they have picked up a little.

“In this league it doesn’t matter if teams are at the bottom or at the top, the games are always very competitive.”