Boro aces tuned in to Funk

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RUDY Funk feels that things are finally dropping into place at Scarborough Athletic.

Funk was frustrated that his words were not being heard earlier in the season, and that his players were going out and doing their own thing.

Boro look to have clicked in the past two outings though, as they have collected the full six points with another three being on offer when they host Arnold Town in the NCEL Premier tomorrow afternoon.

He said: “Things are clicking into place nicely now on the field.

“I was becoming frustrated before because the players didn’t seem to be listening to what I was saying, as well as what Darren France and Denny Ingram were saying.

“Maybe they were going out there and doing what they had done for previous managers or at previous clubs.

“It has taken a bit of time, but now everyone is focused when we get into the changing room. Everyone is listening and it is working.”

A number of players have emerged in recent months to aid the form of Boro. Among these is striker Ryan Blott, who has bagged nine goals in eight games.

This has come after a worrying time for the frontman, who was on the verge of being banned for half a season.

Funk added: “It just shows what sort of person Ryan is. In the past his passion for the game boiled over, but thanks to good advice from Darren France, Denny Ingram and myself, he has turned from a boy into a man.

“If you talk to Ryan he is a very easy going guy, but at the same time he is listening and adhering to what he is being told to do.

“If you look at his disciplinary record since the problems of before Christmas, he hasn’t had a booking, he hasn’t even been spoken to by a referee.

“As well as this he has been chipping in with a number of great goals for the team, which have proved to be vital at times.”