Funk focused on Barton clash

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Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk is looking forward to getting back down to earth when his side host Barton Town in the NCEL Premier tonight, 7.45pm.

Boro’s last outing against landlords Bridlington Town was surrounded by bags of hype and pressure, and after a thrilling 90 minutes things were poised with the score at 3-3.

Funk has now been able to switch his attentions away from that fixture to concentrate on the Barton clash, which he sees as another stern test.

Boro did collect a few bumps and bruises against Brid, with midfielder Pete Davidson taking the heaviest knock to his calf, though Funk expects everyone to be okay.

“I’m looking forward to this game,” said Funk.

“There was lots of hype around the Brid game and it doesn’t matter who you are, you definitely feel the pressure and the tension.

“Barton will give us a challenge because they are a well-established club at this level.

“They have a side that can cause teams plenty of danger and we have to be aware of that on the night.

“It is important that we go out there and do do a professional job against them. We need to go about our business as we have done in the other pictures.”

Funk still isn’t looking ahead to the possibility of the NCEL Premier title and the glory that goes with it. He is still focused on the next game that lies in front of his side.

He added: “It is one game at a time. We have five to go and they are all vital.

“It doesn’t matter who we play, we have to give 100 per cent and hopefully that will spell a fantastic end to the season.”