Steve Kittrick: Thanks for pulling together

Steve Kittrick's view
Steve Kittrick's view

Tuesday night’s play-off defeat against Ossett Town was a frustrating finish to the season and I’ve had sleepless nights ever since.

Getting to the play-offs was an achievement that many people didn’t expect, though I knew we’d get there.

I was always confident, as a manager you have to have faith in your teams and I backed the lads to make it.

It has been a tough time for the club, Scarborough Athletic have gone through more in nine weeks than many go through in 10 years.

Since the sad passing of our chairman Dave Holland there has been plenty of hard work to do and a void to be filled.

Trevor Bull has stepped in, as have Fred Firman and Andy Crossland, but many other people have jumped on board, just to help the club.

From my point of view, I just want to thank everyone who has pulled together, both on and off the field, it means a lot to me as manager.

You have to start with the fans, who have been outstanding all season.

Then there has been the hard work done by the board to run the club and also to help the club move into the new ground in Scarborough.

But there have been so many other people, who have helped out behind the scenes.

Dave Jackson has come in as bag man and he has organised things really well.

Rachel Hunter and Sally Elwick have done a great job in the secretary roles.

I want to thank my coaching staff Chris Bolder and Steve Roberts, as well as our physios.

Also I want to thank the players, all of who want to come back for next season in Scarborough.

I noticed that a few people may have misinterpreted my after-game comments from Tuesday.

I was just talking about the economics of football. It makes it easier to progress if you have more money to put into your budget.

I’ll be sitting down and talking to the chairman next week because we have got plenty to put in place.

I have a number of players I want to talk to and I know a lot are very keen to join Scarborough Athletic.

We have to pick up where we left off this season, but this time it will be in our own ground.

One thing I can promise, it will be a season to look forward to.