No players leaving: Funk

Tomy Adams in action for Boro
Tomy Adams in action for Boro

Rudy Funk is confident that his players will stay put, despite a flood of seven day notices being submitted for their services.

Pickering Town showed an interest in midfielder Tommy Adams last week and this week Barton have tried to haul defender Dave Kemp away from Queensgate.

This news doesn’t worry Funk in the slightest, as he feels that his squad are currently tied up with the mission of forcing the club forward in the NCEL Premier.

Boro continue their push on Saturday afternoon when the play host to west Yorkshire side Glasshoughton in a league outing.

“We have had interest in Tommy and Dave recently, as well as a number of other clubs being in contact,” said Funk.

“People look at our players and notice that somebody isn’t playing because of that they decide to put in the seven days. They can put in 300 lots of seven days, but if these lads are enjoying it then they will stay.

“They want to be a part of something at Scarborough Athletic. When I signed them they showed me the ambition and drive to push on with the club. If they decide to go then they have lied to me.

“It is the same with me, if you jump out of a job when it isn’t finished then it isn’t good enough.”

Funk has also revealed that he is still being approached by players who want to sign for the club.

He added: “There are an awful lot of players that are still interested in joining us, but I have to be fair to the lads we have at the moment.

“We are playing some great stuff at the moment and I am very happy with what we have.

“I won’t be chopping and changing things, it isn’t my style.

“We have a 100 per cent record in the league at the moment, the test will be when we lose the odd game, the character of the players will have to shine through then. I’m backing the lads we have though, I’m confident they have what it takes.”