Hughes delighted to snap up Fox

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Joint-boss Bryan Hughes is delighted to have added another player from a higher level to the Scarborough Athletic squad in the shape of former FC United midfielder Joe Fox.

Fox scored on his debut on Tuesday night, the first goal in the 4-2 win at Pickering Town.

Boro joint-boss Bryan Hughes said: “Joe did well on Tuesday and it is good to have another player from a higher level in the squad now, as he played for the Evo-Stik Premier Division champions last season.

“All the players we have signed this season want to come and play for Scarborough and are buying into the vision that we have for the club. To have players signing from a higher level is showing how ambitious we are.

“You find that the last week or two of pre-season is when a lot of the players decide whether they want to sign for clubs and it is a big decision for a lot of them if they are dropping down a league or two.”

The midfielder made 29 appearances for FC United last season on their way to winning the Evo-Stik Premier Division title. He was released at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old joined FC United in November 2013 after starting the campaign at Frickley, making 22 appearances for them.

Before that he played at Ossett Albion during 2012-2013, then at Hyde the season before that as well as a brief loan spell at Worksop Town in late 2011.

Earlier in his career Fox was a member of Hull City’s under-19s Youth Alliance North East Conference title-winning squad in 2009-2010.

Hughes added: “I know a lot about Joe as he came up through the ranks at Hull City and then went on to play in the non-league scene. There has a been a lot of interest in him so he is a good signing for us.”

Fox looks set to be part of the Boro squad which heads to Bridlington Town tomorrow to face their landlords at Queensgate.

Hughes said: “It will be good to get back to Queensgate and get used to the playing surface again, it is always a good game to play against your local rivals so hopefully it will be a good game tomorrow.”

Admission to the friendly is £6 for adults and £3 for concessions.

A bus is running for Scarborough supporters to travel to Bridlington for just £3 from 1.30pm outside the railway station, while also stopping at Seamer Road Honda Garage, Crossgates, Westway Shops, The Star Inn, Cayton and then onto Queensgate.