Milne out of Tadcaster clash

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Defender Andy Milne will be a definite omission from Scarborough Athletic’s side when they host Tadcaster Albion in the NCEL Premier on Saturday afternoon.

Milne took a blow to the hip during last weekend’s game at Parkgate and he hasn’t fully recovered from the knock.

Some good news is the fact that striker Ryan Blott will be fit after he felt a tweak to his hamstring in the same fixture.

Boss Rudy Funk said: “Andy is definitely out. He is still feeling to knock that he received, so at this stage of the season we don’t want to risk him.

“Ryan had a day off training on Thursday, so he will be fit and raring to go against Tadcaster.”

Funk is expecting the Boro changing room to be filled with nerves and passion before Saturday’s game, though he has underlined that this won’t be a bad thing.

Boro need seven wins from their final seven outings to make sure of the title and promotion to the Evo-Stik League, though their are still some very difficult hurdles to leap.

He added: “If you don’t have nerves and passion at this stage of the season then there is something wrong with you.

“If there are no butterflies in your stomach when you are getting changed, especially at this stage, then I don’t think you are playing the game in the right manner.

“When things reach the final few matches of the season, things are very crazy and exciting, especially when you are battling for promotion.

“You get a great feeling in the build-up to games, that goes for players, managers and fans.

“These are great occasions for the club and for the town of Scarborough because we are all looking to take that next step together.”