Hughes and Foot delight at trials day

TRIALS --- Football trials for Scarborough Athletic FC. Takes place at Hull University Scarborough Campus, Scarborough. // Prospective players in a game trying to impress the Athletic bosses. Saturday 4th July 2015. HARRY ATKINSON
TRIALS --- Football trials for Scarborough Athletic FC. Takes place at Hull University Scarborough Campus, Scarborough. // Prospective players in a game trying to impress the Athletic bosses. Saturday 4th July 2015. HARRY ATKINSON

Scarborough Athletic joint-bosses Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot hailed Saturday’s trial session as a huge success.

And the pair may be having a further look at some of the players who caught the eye at the match that took place at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus.

With pre-season games coming thick and fast, Hughes and Foot will be checking as many options as possible ahead of the new Evo-Stik North campaign.

The players on the day were also boosted by the addition of a cameo from last season’s Boro to-scorer Gary Bradshaw, who filled in at centre-back and in the middle of midfield.

Hughes said: “It was good, we always knew that there would be a difference in abilities.

“There were a few players dropping out of Football League teams, so they have had the good coaching in their short careers.

“I thought the attitudes were spot on and that is what you are looking for if a player is going to come into our squad.

“There were some good performances, there are a few that might need a bit more developing, but we’ll be looking at that.

“We’ll have a think about it over the next few days and we’ll take if from there, there may be a few invited back to be involved in pre-season.

Paul Foot added: “It was very important to get it in Scarborough so the people of the town can see what we’re doing.

“There were a lot of local lads that came down, some who had been associated with Scarborough in the past, which was great to see.”

Foot also added that some of the players could move into Steve Roberts’ up-and-coming under-21 team, which is set for its first season.

He said: “Last year we had the under-19s and from there we took on Jamie Stewart and a few more. They did really well, but it was a big step up.

“The under-21s will be different because three senior players will be allowed to play for them, so that will help them especially if we have a few of the first-team lads drop down.

“It is all about progression and how these lads push on into the first team.”