PAUL FOOT: We expected more faces at fans’ forum

Foot Notes with Boro boss Paul Foot
Foot Notes with Boro boss Paul Foot

Bryan Hughes and myself enjoyed Friday night’s fans’ forum.

It gave us a good chance to meet some of the supporters and answer their questions.

I have to admit, I was very surprised that there weren’t more fans there as there have been a lot of things said recently about the way things have been going.

This was the perfect chance for them to have their say and see what Bryan and I had to respond with.

Having said that, the people that turned up asked us some good questions and I think they were happy with the answers that we gave.

We are both very honest and will always hold our hands up if something isn’t going to plan and say it how it is, and I hope supporters appreciate that.

There has been a lot written and said this season as the team has underperformed so far.

We continue to speak to and work closely with chairman Dave Holland to turn things around, and he knows what we’re doing to try and make that happen.

Dave supports Bryan and myself, and I don’t think him backing us is in any way giving us the so-called ‘dreaded vote of confidence’.

He backs us and not a great deal changes week in week out in terms of what Bryan and I are doing behind the scenes to try and turn things around on the pitch.

We are constantly thinking of Scarborough Athletic, whether that be at our day jobs, at training or on match-days.

Both of us are working very hard to try and produce some more positive results on the pitch and hopefully that’ll start this Saturday against a very strong Burscough side.

We all know how tough a game this is going to be and we will need to put in a very strong performance to get anything from it.

It’ll be great to have Nathan Peat back in defence and Harry Holden has been hugely impressive since coming in for us.

He is taking his chance with both hands and is certainly one for the future and I hope everyone gets behind him.

Fernando Moke and Sam Wright are both nursing hamstring knocks, so we’ll have to wait and see on both of those two for Saturday, while the arrival of Patrick Weaver provides competition for Rob Zand in goal.