Scarborough Athletic boss Funk tight-lipped on transfer targets

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SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Rudy Funk is remaining tight-lipped on any new signings for the club.

A number of names have been linked with the club, though players are unable to put pen to paper until the beginning of July.

Funk is refusing to discuss individual players, but he is confident that the list of new signings will be massive for the Queensgate club.

He said: “We are speaking to a number of players and the talks are ongoing.

“I don’t want to talk about individuals because we want to play by the rules.

“We have some exciting times with the new faces coming in. It will be great for the fans of this club, who really deserve it.”

In contrast, Funk has been left disappointed by the news that Boro’s landlords Bridlington Town haven’t been offered promotion from the NCEL Premier.

Champions Retford were told by the FA that they would be refused access to the Evo-Stik League for financial reasons.

It was expected that Brid would move up in their place, but instead, the league have postponed promotion for this season.

Funk already has a number of other qualms with the league’s promotion issues, as he feels that two teams should move up rather than one.

“There is promotion joy all over the country at the moment, apart from the teams in our league.

“Everybody is the same right down every league in this country. All other leagues have two promotion places so why doesn’t ours, it just doesn’t make sense.

“I really feel for Brid at the moment because they deserved to move up if Retford didn’t.

“That is what happened when I was at Rainworth, but when we did go up we had the best points-per-game total in the country.

“It isn’t fair on Brid though because they deserve their promotion. In fact, they have deserved promotion for the past few seasons because they are a very good side.”