Boro buying into Funk’s plans

Rudy Funk
Rudy Funk

Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk feels that his new-look squad are buying into what the club are trying to achieve.

Boro comfortably swatted aside Eccleshill on Saturday afternoon with a composed performance that delighted the Athletic chief.

He said: “In the first half we didn’t play how I wanted, but the second half was much better.

“That was because we passed and kept the ball, if you do that then the opposition can’t hurt you.

“To cap it off we scored an excellent second goal, which was the sort of goal that everybody wants to see.

“Passing play and football like that is why people come and pay their money, they want to be entertained.

“This is what we work on in training, one touch, two touch and using the angles.

“In pre-season you work hard on this to get it right and by the way things are going it will be right when the season starts.

“Our style of play has changed from last year, we are focused on playing football. If the players take that on board then they will go a long way, if they don’t then you are back to the long ball, which is something we don’t want.

“Shape, tactics and formation can go out of the window, as long as you pass the ball and retain possession.”

Funk added: “We are not sticking to a set formation because we have a lot of good players. Today we had six potential starters missing from this game.

“It is about players expressing themselves and we saw against Eccleshill that we have the lads that can do that.”