Olsson calls for fighting spirit

SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Paul Olsson is calling for more grit from his side.

Olsson may have been happy with the performance against NCEL Premier high-flyers Farsley on Saturday, but the points were not forthcoming.

The Boro chief, who leads his side out at Selby Town tonight, feels that his players will have to make a slight alteration to their mind-set if they are to be successful this season.

He said: “If was a good performance against Farsley, we definitely deserved something from the game.

“They are a good side with a lot of players who have played at a higher level, but we were more than a match for them.

“I don’t think we are far away from where we need to be, we just have to learn how to win these close games.

“It is a case of hardening ourselves for the battle. We have to go out there and get that result.

“That hasn’t been the case against Farsley and Hallam in recent weeks, this is something we have to put right.”

Olsson will have a similar squad out to Saturday’s game, with young keeper James Hitchcock retaining his place in the starting line-up, due to the continued absence of regular stopper Tom Woodhead.

Olsson added: “We have not injuries or suspensions, which is a bonus.

“We’ll have young James in the side because Tom is still struggling.

“He only turned 18 a month or so again, but he is doing really well.

“James does the simple things very well and he has really impressed us since he has come into the side.”