Boro missing trio for Mossley clash

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Scarborough Athletic will be without a trio of players when they play host to Mossley in the Evo-Stik North on Saturday.

Winger Nathan Evans has returned to parent club Wycombe Wanderes, while keeper Joe Cracknell and full-back Paul Robson are both suspended.

Defender Steve Ridley will return to the action though, he missed last weekend’s trip to Lancaster due to an accident blocking the roads near is home in Scunthorpe.

Meanwhile, the absence of Cracknell could lead to the full league debut of young stopper Rory Skelton, who has been on the verge of first-team action for the past few months.

Joint-manager Bryan Hughes said: “We have been working to get another keeper in, but nothing has been finalised.

“It could pave the way for Rory to come in for his senior league debut.

“Rory is a lad we have high hopes for. The training sessions he has been a part of have been hugely beneficial for him, he has become a lot more confident and is now a part of the first-team squad.”

Hughes is a little disappointed to see the end of Evans’ loan spell, which wasn’t aided by a troublesome groin injury.

He added: “Nathan has been carrying an injury for a few weeks now, which is one of the reasons that he’s going back to Wycombe.

“He’s been on the bench, but he hasn’t been right to bring on.

“I don’t think we have seen the best of him really. He is a player with great ability. Obviously the injury and the travelling he has been doing haven’t helped.”

Boro were edged out by Mossley the last time the teams met earlier this season and the 2-1 result still gripes with Hughes.

“We owe them one. We definitely deserved more than we got when we played them away,” he said.

“They are a tough, physical side and we won’t be able to take them lightly.

“It is important that we start brightly, as we have in recent weeks.

“It has been clear to see that we have been working hard off the ball, now I want to see the lads working with the ball as well.”