Funk pleased by battling boro

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BORO manager Rudy Funk continues to see glimpses of what is to come from his side in the future, as his players battle in the present for the new gaffer.

Funk took his side of walking-wounded to Maltby on Saturday, and came away with a very creditable 1-1 draw.

And battle is the correct word, as Maltby’s physical approach didn’t phase the Seadogs, who played some neat football to come back from a goal down.

Funk said: “It was very pleasing to come away with a point as the group of players we have at the moment are very tired after a tough run of matches.

“I have no complaints over any of the performances, as the youngsters once again came in and did well against a strong team.

“What was most unbelievable was that we managed to play such good football on a difficult pitch.

“The only thing that we are lacking at the moment is an end product to some of our play. But that will come in time.”

Due to an injury to regular keeper Tom Woodhead, Funk brought in 21-year-old Jack Dennison from Sheffield Sunday League side Hackenthorpe Villa.

Funk said of his first signing since taking over: “Jack was recommended to us, and we managed to get him signed at the 11th hour thanks to the league giving us special dispensation.

“The result itself was pleasing, and we coped we with Maltby’s physical side.

“It’s clear we do need to bring in players in the summer, and I am positive we will be able to bring in the right players for this league.

“The lads who are playing for us at present are performing brilliantly and I can’t thank them enough for their efforts.

“The players are also talking about the great support they are getting. They really appreciate it, as do I, and hopefully we can finish this season strongly for those fans and give them some positives to take into the summer.”

Boro’s run of games without rest continues tomorrow night, as they travel to Arnold Town.