Foot hopes for festive cheer

Paul Foot & Bryan Hughes at Droylsden
Paul Foot & Bryan Hughes at Droylsden

Scarborough Athletic joint-boss Paul Foot has called for fans to throw their backing behind his side during the season of goodwill.

Foot understands that there are calls for Bryan Hughes and him to be sacked from their management roles, but he has vowed that they will not throw the towel in.
Boro kick off their festive fixtures on Boxing Day with a home game against high-flying Spennymoor.
That is followed by a trip to Brighouse on Monday December 28, before a home clash with leaders Northwich on January 2.
Foot said: “It is plain to see that the fans want us out.
“I get that because we are not having a good season and when that happens the managers get the flack.
“I hold my hands up, things haven’t gone as we wanted this season.
“We are not quitters though because we believe in ourselves and the lads also believe that they can turn this situation around.
“If we left before the Spennymoor game then all that would be left for Boxing Day is a team of under-21s.
“It is clear to see that a lot of people don’t support Bryan and I at the moment and I do take on board everything they say.
“It would be great if, just for this Christmas period, everyone threw their full support behind us and the lads.
“Boxing Day is always a massive day in the football calendar.
“Wouldn’t it be great if we could all come together as a club and see what we can do?
“Let’s have a push and do this as one.
“It won’t be easy because Spennymoor are a good side, but we have gone up against good sides like them in the past and come out on top.
“The lads are all 100% up for it, it would be great if all the negativity at the club turned into positivity on Boxing Day and we took on Spennymoor as a club united.”
Boro will be waiting on the fitness of Nathan Peat and Steve Mallory, who both picked up injuries on Saturday at Droylsden.