Kittrick serious about Dave Holland Trophy clash

Will Annan pokes home his third goal of pre-season on Saturday against Spennymoor
Will Annan pokes home his third goal of pre-season on Saturday against Spennymoor

Scarborough Athletic boss Steve Kittrick will be taking Tuesday night's Dave Holland Memorial Trophy clash at Bridlington Town very seriously.

The Boro chief sees this as one of the bigger games of pre-season, due to the fact that it is in remembrance of the club's former chairman Dave Holland, who sadly passed away a year-and-a-half ago.

He is also looking forward to taking on Boro's former landlords, led by former Premier League midfielder Curtis Woodhouse.

Boro won the inaugural fixture last season at the Flamingo Land Stadium last season, this term's battle will take its turn at Brid's Queensgate base.

Kittrick said: "Brid's chairman Pete (Smurthwaite) has been really good to us over the years and we thank him for that.

"I've had a word with the lads because I want it treating the right way because of what it means to me and a lot of people.

"We have to do it right and in the correct spirit because it is an important game."

Boro will be without full-back Jack Johnson for the game as he has a broken collar bone, midfielder Luke Dean is also a doubt due to an ankle injury.

Kittrick's men won their opening pre-season game against the Scarborough League Rep Team last Tuesday, then then drew 2-2 at home to Conference North side Spennymoor at the weekend.

Brid meanwhile have won 3-0 at Hall Road and then beat the Rep Team 6-1 on Saturday.