Horne sounds out promotion warning

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Scarborough Athletic’s newest recruit Louis Horne is delighted to have joined a club that he believes is going places.

The former Bradford City star made his third appearance in a Boro shirt in Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Nostell Miners Welfare, a result which saw Boro maintain their lead at the top of the NCEL Premier table.

Central defender Horne, 21, is confident that his new club will still be in pole position come the end of the season.

He told the Scarborough News: “This is a great club with great backing and brilliant support from the fans.

“I really do think that we are going up this season and are going places.

“It is a really good set-up here with the gaffer and some capable lads playing a high standard of football.

“There is a great atmosphere in the changing room and real team spirit.

“I definitely think this is a club that is going to keep going up and up.”

Horne, who joined Boro from Evo-Stik Premier Division side FC United of Manchester earlier this month, revealed that it took him no time at all to settle into his new surroundings.

He added: “The lads have been brilliant since I came here, they have really taken me in and made me feel welcome.

“Like I say, there is a great set of lads at the club and they are playing good football, which is what I’m used to.

“I like the style of play here, playing out from the back and through midfield and getting some goals.

“I’m enjoying my football here and that is the main thing for me.”

Having appeared for Bradford in the Football League as well as turning out for the likes of Fleetwood Town and Barrow in the Blue Square Premier, Horne is no stranger to playing in front of big crowds.

He was however quick to acknowledge the impact that Boro’s sizeable following have already made on him during his short time at Queensgate.

He continued: “I’ve played in front of big crowds before but the backing here is superb.

“The support has been brilliant, you can feel all the fans are backing you and it really helps the lads on the pitch.

“It drives you on when they are behind you and are clapping you on and off the pitch, their support is really important to us.”