Boro look to unearth local gems

Steve Kittrick & Mark Hume
Steve Kittrick & Mark Hume

Scarborough Athletic assistant-manager is calling for local players to come down to the club’s open trials session at the end of the month.

Boro boss Steve Kittrick and Hume will be casting their eye over potential players at a trials session in York on Saturday June 30.

Any successful trialists will be drafted into the squad for the start of the new Evo-Stik Premier campaign.

Hume said: “It would be good to see as many players down there as possible because you don’t know what you are going to discover.

“I’m sure there are plenty of lads in Scarborough and the surrounding area who will want to give it a go. We are looking forward to see what they have to offer.”

Having brought in Kevin Burgess, Leon Scott, Wayne Brooksby, Ross Killock, Josh Lacey and Bailey Gooda, Hume is confident that Boro are ready for the new season.

Jamie Price has left and defender Josh Snowden is heading off to find first-team football, but other than them, every player will return from last time out.

Boro have arranged a number of friendlies for their preparatory work, including battles with Harrogate Town, Bridlington Town, Pickering Town and Spennymoor.

These games start with the Steve Adamson Trophy against a Saturday League Rep team on Tuesday July 10 at Scarborough RUFC.

Hume added: “Pricey has left and Josh is going to find some football, but apart from that we have everyone else back.

“We have also made some good signings, who are all strong lads but good footballers.

“It will mean that we have a lot of players when we get back, but you’d rather be that way than struggling for numbers.

“We have a lot of pre-season games and they will all get their chance.

“It will be a case of easing them back in by having them playing a few halves of football here and there, after that we’ll have a look at the situation.”

To book a place at the trials day email club.secretary@scarboroughathletic.com with a headshot and a small bio.