Williams spurns Coalville offer to stay at Boro

Ryan Williams is staying at Boro
Ryan Williams is staying at Boro

Scarborough Athletic winger Ryan Williams has opted to stay at the club despite interest from high-flying Coalville.

Coalville had put seven-day notice in for the veteran former Hull City and Chesterfield man, but Williams (Pictured right) swiftly turned down the approach.

This news has been met with delight by Boro boss Rudy Funk.

He said: “I would like to thank Ryan, though it does show how happy he is here.

“He told me that he wants to see the job through, Ryan is experienced enough to see that he is at a big club and that there is plenty to build on.

“When we sign players we sign them for the long term and that is the case with Ryan.

“They can see what we want to achieve at Scarborough Athletic.”

Funk has been handed a further boost this weekend in the news that top-scorer Gary Bradshaw will be available for Saturday’s trip to Chasetown in the Evo-Stik South.

Bradshaw has been struggling with a hamstring injury in recent weeks, but he has received the all-clear from the Boro physios.

There is also an outside chance that fellow striker Ryan Blott could make a return from a similar strain to his hamstring.

Funk added: “Things are looking very good for the weekend, we should have a strong team out against Chasetown.

“Gary will be back in the side and Ryan is continuing his recovery.

“I have had plenty of meetings with Chasetown in the past, they are a side blessed with a number of experienced Evo-Stik players.

“They had an unsettled start to the season, but they have come good and they look a very good team.”