Boro set to recapture striker Gray

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Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk is hoping to field striker Danny Gray in attack when his side host Guisborough Town on Tuesday night in the North Riding FA Senior Cup, 7.45pm.

Gray was a fans favourite during his two-year stint at Boro, scoring a number of important goals before moving on to Pickering Town, Tadcaster and now Selby.

Funk will also be able to call on the talents of Selby boss Jimmy Reid’s sons keeper Arran and full-back Tom when they take on the Northern League club.

The Boro boss said: “We are hoping to have Danny in for the game and a few other games depending on his availability.

“He is a former Scarborough player who I tried to sign at the beginning of last season, but due to other commitments he couldn’t come.

“Jimmy at Selby has provided us with a massive helping hand because we have his sons Arran and Tom available for the Guisborough game as well.”

Boro will also welcome top-scorer Gary Bradshaw and the experienced Bryan Hughes back into the squad, though two other players will be notable absentees.

Ryan Blott is still struggling with a hamstring strain, while David Brown has been freed up to join Evo-Stik North club Ossett Albion.

Funk added: “It seems at the moment that we are getting a number of our senior players coming back into the squad, which is great for us.

“Gary has the appetite of an 18-year-old, it will be great to have him back on the pitch and we also have Bryan available to slot back into the middle of midfield.

“I have had a chat with David Brown and it with great sadness from both parties that he leaves the club.

“I haven’t been able to provide him with the minutes on the pitch, especially with Sam O’Malley coming in from Grimsby Town.

“We wish David well and he wishes us all the best for the future.

“I have also been talking to Ryan because he has been struggling in recent weeks with an injury.

“We want to give him as much time as possible to get himself right because we feel that he has a massive part to play in the remaining games of this season.”