Foot looks forward after appointment

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Paul Foot is planning an assault on the Evo-Stik North play-offs after being confirmed as joint Scarborough Athletic manager with Bryan Hughes.

The pair have been in charge on a caretaker basis since Rudy Funk’s decision to vacate the role at the beginning of November.

Boro have since charged back into the play-off positions thanks to a run of five wins in a row.

Foot said: “I’d like to thank the chairman (Dave Holland) and the board for giving us this opportunity and believing in us.

“We just want to take the club forward now, both in the league and then in the push to get back into Scarborough.

“Our aim now is the play-offs, but immediately we just need to continue the run we have been on.

“When we took over we asked for a reaction from the lads, we wanted them to show us what it meant to play for Scarborough Athletic. They showed us that and more.

“The lads are settled now and this means that we can focus on the job we have.

“It will mean that we can assure potential targets that we will be here for the long-term, rather than just asking them to come in and do a job.”

Foot is now weighing up whether to keep his boots out or whether to consign them to the cupboard.

He added: “I’m not sure what I’m going to do because I’m really enjoying the managerial side of it.

“I’ve been coaching Ben Middleton and we’ve also brought in Dean Lisles to play alongside him. I’m enjoying watching that partnership flourish.

“The man-management side of things is great. But we’ll just have to see how much I miss playing.”