Beadle’s debut delight

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Scarborough Athletic’s new signing Jimmy Beadle loved every minute of his full debut at Thackley on Saturday, despite featuring on the right wing.

The former Scarborough FC man, regularly turned out in the centre of midfield for Whitby Town last season, but since signing for Boro before Christmas he has failed to break up the current partnership of Tommy Adams and Pete Davidson.

Not only did Beadle shine on the wing, but he also opened his account for the club with a tidy finish in the 5-1 victory.

“I can’t complain, I’m not going to demand that I play in the centre of the midfield because Tommy and Pete are playing brilliantly and we are winning games comfortably,” he said.

“I really enjoyed it on the right wing against Thackley, it took me a bit of time to settle down, but when I did I started dominating things a little.

“I was worried about my fitness and my confidence before the game, but I had done a lot of work so in the end I could probably have played another match.

“If you haven’t played for a while you worry about your first touch and that kind of thing, whereas if you play regularly you take it for granted. Things went better than I expected and I even managed to beat a few on the wing, which was a bonus.

“I’m not really bothered where I play as long as I am involved, it is great to be playing with a team that is winning every week.

“A lot can change in football in a matter of weeks, suspensions can happen and injuries, but at the moment I’m just happy to be playing the game.”

Beadle and Robbie Hawkes almost didn’t make it to Saturday’s game as they had a footwear crisis before the clash.

He added: “On the way to the game we called at the Designer Outlet in York to buy some boots because we didn’t have any that were suitable.

“They didn’t have any so we went into the middle of Leeds and got lost. In the end I had to buy some orange ones and I am definitely not an orange boots player.”

For the full interview with Jimmy read next Thursday’s paper