Beadle's back and raring to go for Boro

Jimmy Beadle on the ball for Boro
Jimmy Beadle on the ball for Boro

Scarborough Athletic man Jimmy Beadle is ready to attack this season after recovering from a troublesome hamstring strain.

Beadle returned with a bang on Saturday at Kendal Town, scoring the second goal in a 2-2 Evo-Stik North draw.

He is now planning on playing a huge part in giving the supporters something to cheer in their first campaign back in Scarborough, starting with the home game against Colne on Saturday.

"It is so good to be back, I've been out for six or seven weeks, but it felt like it was so much longer," he said.

"It hasn't been a nice time for me because I've missed a lot of big games that I wanted to be a part of. It really is awful watching from the sidelines.

"The good thing for me is the fact that I've managed to keep the weight off during that time, though giving me a medium shirt at Kendal didn't do me any favours.

"I have been doing a lot of work in the gym, going up there just about every day because this season means so much to me.

"It is hard to say how good it feels to be involved this season. If it hadn't been for coming back to play for this club in Scarborough, I don't think I'd have kicked a football again.

"It is like being a young lad again, just wanting to play football all the time, whether it is a match or training.

"There are so many people I know from town who are going to games now and because of that I want to be at my best so I'm not letting them down.

"I really hope that we can give the supporters something to cheer about at the end of the season."

So far this season Beadle has been used in a more advanced role for Boro, though that has given him the chance to rekindle a footballing relationship with fellow former Scarborough FC youngster Michael Coulson.

He added: "I'm used to playing as an attacking midfielder, but I like playing up front because I love scoring goals and you get more opportunity to do that.

"I'm not bothered where I play really, just as long as I'm involved with the team.

"It was great to play with Mike again on Saturday, we have played together since eight year olds at Scholes Park, so we know exactly what each other is about to do.

"He is unbelievable to link up with because he has such quality on the ball, I'm really happy that he's back.

"I honestly think he could be a catalyst to something special for this club.

"Overall though this is the best changing room I've been in for some time.

"There are so many great characters in there and all of them are good lads.

"A few players have left since the start of the season, maybe because it didn't work out for them or because their hearts were not 100% in it.

"All Scarborough fans want is to see you giving 100% on that pitch. If they can see you working hard then you've done your bit."