Boro boss Funk: Adams loss is a big blow to us

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Scarborough Athletic manager Rudy Funk insists that while the absence of midfielder Tommy Adams for tomorrow’s clash against Nostell is a blow, his squad will be able to cope and come away with another positive result.

The former Pickering Town midfield man will start his three-match suspension this weekend and boss Funk is disappointed that he won’t be able to call upon Adams.

Funk said: “We will be without Tommy as he starts his suspension. That is a big blow to us.

“Tommy has been fantastic for us this season.

“His work-rate, commitment and ability have been there for all to see this season, but we will have to manage without him and that is why we have a strong squad so we can compete when our key players are missing.”

Funk was on scouting duties earlier this week as he travelled to watch Nostell beat Tadcaster 2-1.

Funk remains confident of his side’s chances.

He added: “I went to watch their game against Tadcaster in the week, they won 2-1 and look a decent side.

“I did see things we can exploit at the weekend though. Obviously I won’t be sharing those publicly, but I am confident.

“We will need to be at our best though. Every side who comes to Queensgate is always up for it. It’s like a cup final for them, so we need to be ready.”

Don’t miss Rhys Howell’s report from Boro v Nostell - Online at www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/sport this weekend.