Boro’s Hughes calls for calm

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New Scarborough Athletic joint-manager Bryan Hughes is calling for calm ahead of Saturday’s Evo-Stik North home clash against Northwich.

Boro have been thrown into turmoil this week after boss Rudy Funk walked out following Monday night’s defeat at Harrogate Railway.

Hughes and Paul Foot have been handed the reins while the dust settles and they are hoping for an immediate reaction from fans and players.

Former Hull City and Charlton man Hughes said: “There have been plenty of fireworks this week, we just want to get back to business now.

“People always ask questions when things like this happens and it can cause negativity. It is important when this happens that everyone stands up to be counted.

“Rudy has been fantastic for the club, his record speaks for itself. Things have happened though and our focus has to switch to a massive game on Saturday.

“We have a good squad of players, but for some reason or another we have lacked form of late.

“Paul and myself have to get the best out of these lads, we have to get back to playing the way that we know we can.

“We have to show the fans the work-rate and the commitment that they want to see from the team they support.”

After a tough week, Hughes isn’t expecting any more upheaval from the club’s staff before the visit of Northwich.

He added: “Managers leave clubs and sometimes players follow them out of the door, there is nothing we can do about that - it is out of our control.

“I would be surprised if any of the lads leave before the weekend, it is something that we’ll have to address as time goes on.

“I have enough contacts in the game to call in a few favours and bring in a player or two if we are struggling.”