RUDY FUNK: Awards night was one to remember

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Despite us not having a midweek game on Tuesday, this has still been a busy few days for us.

We came to the Scarborough and District Sports Council awards night on Monday evening and what a night it was.

When I look back on the night I was pleased I didn’t win, I was just chuffed to get that certificate to say that I had been there.

I loved listening to the achievements that the people of Scarborough, young and old, had managed over the last 12 months.

This town just never ceases to amaze me.

Those awards are fantastic, some of the young talent that Scarborough has, right up through the levels, is very impressive.

I was out and about on Tuesday as well, rather than watching the Champions League.

I took a trip to Sheffield to watch a few players because it is important that we keep an eye out there for new talent of our own.

Since then we have had the annual general meeting and training tonight, before the long trip to Market Drayton on Saturday.

It was something of a blessing for the players that we didn’t have a game on Tuesday evening because it will give a few of the lads a little more time to recover from a challenging run of games.

As you saw on Saturday, we are gradually recovering from a few knocks, but that will just give us a bit more breathing space.

We do have a long trip to the game on Saturday, but that is just part of football at this level.

I find it exciting to be going to these places.

You get up in the morning, having a good breakfast, have a decent run to the game, perform on the pitch and then enjoy your drive home.

That is a footballer’s life and I think it is great that our players think and behave like that.