Boro boss Funk in call for local talent

Drop Folder Sport. Pic Kevin Allen.'Scarborough Athletic v Worsbrough Bridge.'Gary Hepples.'073895n.
Drop Folder Sport. Pic Kevin Allen.'Scarborough Athletic v Worsbrough Bridge.'Gary Hepples.'073895n.

SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Rudy Funk has thrown down the gauntlet to Scarborough’s local heroes.

Funk has underlined that he would love to have more Scarborough lads in his squad, following in the footsteps of players like Gary Hepples.

Scarborough Athletic v Barton Town Old Boys at Brid, 25 August 2007..'Craig Widdowson and Dave Thompson.'Photo by Dave Barry 0734103w

Scarborough Athletic v Barton Town Old Boys at Brid, 25 August 2007..'Craig Widdowson and Dave Thompson.'Photo by Dave Barry 0734103w

Hepples joined Boro from local league football in September of 2007 and he scored on his debut against Emley.

The Boro chief said: “I am waiting for players from the local scene to come and have a go with Scarborough Athletic.

“Scarborough is a big area and I’m confident that there are players out there that could do a job for the club.

“People might think that they won’t make it, but you never know if you don’t give it a try.

“I would be the happiest person in the world if I had 11, 12, or even 16 and 17 players from Scarborough in my squad.

“If these lads are good enough, then be my guest and come and have a go.

“If there is anyone out there that we have missed, who fancies a go then they can get in touch.”