Boro snap up new face for Parkgate game

Boro await the delivery of a corner    Pictures by James Hunter
Boro await the delivery of a corner Pictures by James Hunter

Scarborough Athletic will have a new face in their squad when they tackle fellow NCEL Premier high-flyers Parkgate on Tuesday night.

Player assistant-boss Denny Ingram and fellow defender Dave Kemp will both miss Tuesday’s home battle due to respective rib and facial injuries, though boss Rudy Funk had already moved to bring in back-up in the shape of Cameron Fearon.

Former Chesterfield, Matlock and Rainworth centre-back Fearon will step into the Boro squad and he could be the first of a few to join the Boro charge for promotion.

Funk isn’t keen on upsetting the balance of his squad though, after they maintained their impressive run of form on Saturday with a 4-0 home hammering of Heanor.

“A deal has already been sorted and we will have Cameron in on Tuesday night,” said Funk.

“He is currently playing with Eastwood Town. He could have been here against Heanor because the registration has come through, but we let him see things out at Eastwood.

“There will hopefully be a few others coming in because we are in communication with a number of other players at the moment.

“The key to success is a small squad though. When you need to you have to bring individuals in, but I am very, very happy with what we have at the moment.

“Needs must at the moment because we had the blow from the Heanor match when we picked up a couple of nasty injuries, with Denny and Dave both going off.

“They both went to A and E so we will have to wait and see how they are. I feel for Joel Ramm as well because he has just come back into the squad and he felt his hamstring.”

He added: “Each game is getting more enjoyable because the performances are good and the fans are tuning in.

“Heanor did their homework and they closed us down from the start, which showed great tactics. We still played our stuff and scored a couple of goals in the first half. After that we kept the ball well and finished them off in the second.

“I’m not suprised about the score, in fact it could have been a few more. We did finish well though, if Tony Hackworth’s second was on Match of the Day then it would have been showed over and over again.

“Two players stood out for me against Heanor though, Tommy Adams with his work rate and Matty Plummer, who didn’t put a foot wrong.

“They are the sort of performances we expect at Scarborough Athletic though and hopefully the lads will receive their rewards for it in May.”

Funk is always hoping that the fansge t their rewards at the end of the season.

He said: “The fans are like me, they like things to be right.

“If we lose then things are on a downer and I refuse my steak, if things go right and we win then I’ll eat it all day long.

“They are key to this club. I don’t blame them if they drift away when things don’t go right, but when things are going well I love to see them down here in droves.”