Boro joint-boss eyes league title push

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Scarborough Athletic joint-boss Bryan Hughes feels that the next few weeks could define the club’s season.

Boro are sitting in a handy position at the moment heading into the weekend’s clash at fellow promotion-chasers Droylsden.

That game is followed by a trip to Clitheroe and another threat in Farsley follow just a few weeks down the line.

Hughes is clearly focused on booking a play-off spot, but he hasn’t ruled out a push for the Evo-Stik North title.

“I usually start looking at things with around 10 games remaining, and we have just about reached that point,” said Hughes.

“We now have 13 cup finals ahead of us for the rest of the season.

“Saturday’s game is massive for us and then we have some more huge matches coming up after that.

“If we can pick something up at Droylsden then that will give us a chance.

“The two wins have set us up nicely for a chance to cement one of the play-off places, but we can’t rule out going for the title yet.

“There is a gap, but if results go our way then who knows what can happen.”

Hughes has underlined that Saturday’s game at Droylsden won’t be a walk in the park.

He added: “It will be a tough one because Droylsden are a strong side.

“They had a good win against Warrington on Saturday, which will have filled them full of confidence.

“Whatever happens, it will be an entertaining game.

“Droylsden are a team that score a lot of goals, but they also concede quite a lot as well.

“We are good in attack and we have tried to work hard on our defence in recent weeks.

“Our new lads like Cameron Murray and Danny Wilkinson have bedded in.

It was our intention to improve the quality in the squad and we have done exactly that.”