Turnbull back with Boro after becoming a dad

Matty Turnbull wins a header against Workington
Matty Turnbull wins a header against Workington

Scarborough Athletic will welcome defender Matty Turnbull back into the squad for Tuesday night's Evo-Stik North outing at Ossett Albion.

Turnbull missed Saturday's 1-0 win at Brighouse Town due to his fiance Ellie going into labor. She has since given birth to their first child, daughter Lola Rae Turnbull.

The former Pickering centre-back said: "I've been a bit off on the pitch the last few weeks leading up to it, my head hasn't been right, but now she's here I can concentrate and focus on finding my best form again."

Turnbull looks likely to slot straight back in, taking the place of Danny Stimpson, who limped off with a hamstring injury on Saturday.

There is still concern over midfielder Jimmy Beadle, who also has a strain.

Boro will be expected to claim a result as Ossett have only picked up one point so far this season, but boss Steve Kittrick is taking nothing for granted.

Kittrick said: "Ossett only just got beat at the weekend, they'll make it tough for us on the night.

"Our win against Brighouse on Saturday wasn't our best performance, but we still managed to pick up the points, which is important.

"We'll have to be on it against Ossett or we'll struggle."