Kittrick ready for Farsley yardstick

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Scarborough Athletic boss Steve Kittrick sees tomorrow's big outing at Farsley Celtic as a yardstick for his own side.

Boro, who head into the game with a similar squad to Saturday, have been in a useful run of form in recent weeks, taking six points from their last two outings.

Kittrick views Farsley as the big guns of the Evo-Stik North though, as they have put a lot of focus on recruitment in a bid to get out of the division.

They also boast a pair of former Boro players in defender Paddy Miller and midfielder Pete Davidson.

"Farsley are a very good side, they have only let one goal in this season," said Kittrick.

"This game is a good yardstick for our lads to see how far they have come since the start of the season.

"It is a great test for us, but at the same time we will be a test for Farsley because we are playing well at the moment.

"It is important that we show the same endurance and mental toughness that we showed against Radcliffe on Saturday."

Kittrick isn't giving much away on how his side will set up, though with Matty Bloor returning to the fold, he has a few more options.

"It is something we'll have to see about, we'll be having a look about how Farsley are going to play," he added.

"They have some good players in there that we will have to keep our eyes on.

"James Walshaw is a player I had at Ossett and then took to Guiseley. We spoke to him earlier this year about coming to Scarborough, but we weren't willing to match Farsley's offer."