Boro on their best behaviour

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Scarborough Athletic will be on their best behaviour on Saturday when they play host to Bedworth United in the Evo-Stik South.

Boro will be promoting the FA’s respect programme at their Queensgate base, running a number of events on the day in conjunction with the North Riding FA.

As well as the 90 minutes of football, there will also be the chance to watch the Boro juniors in a training session and fans can take part in a fun penalty shoot-out at half-time.

Boss Rudy Funk is backing the campaign 100 per cent.

He said: “I think the whole idea is fantastic, especially at a time when the FA is working tirelessly to create a mutual respect between players, officials, clubs and everyone in the game.

“Respect is so important in life, from when you give your seat up on the bus to an elderly person to your behaviour when you come and watch or take part in a match.

“My biggest disappointment is that football has turned into a winner takes all scenario and people tend to forget all about the respect side of things.

“Sometimes we need to take a step back and realise that a defeat isn’t the end of the world.”

Boro will head into tomorrow’s game with one or two injury worries, though many of the troublesome knocks have cleared up since Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Mickleover.

Funk added: “A couple of days is a long time in football because it allows things to clear up a little more.

“We have one or two fitness tests before the game, but we are hoping that they are positive ones.

“Ryan Blott is not 100 per cent, Gary Bradshaw has said that he should be okay for some of the game, while Jimmy Beadle will be fine.

“Ollie Ryan is spending some time with his daughter, but we knew he wouldn’t be able to commit for Saturdays.

“We will be okay though because we have the ability to change things around and play people in different positions.

“At Scarborough we are blessed by the fact that we have four or five lads who can just go out there and play football in any position.

“We have seen Jimmy play all over the park, Bryan Hughes, Pete Davidson, Ryan Williams and a number of others can slot in where required. They just go out and do a job.”