Boro snap up new face for Vase tester

Ged Dalton is on Boro's wanted list
Ged Dalton is on Boro's wanted list

Scarborough Athletic will have a new face in their line-up when they travel to Thackley in the FA Vase on Saturday, 3pm.

Boss Rudy Funk has snapped up midfielder Jermaine Hollis from Eastwood Town to boost his squad.

Hollis, a former Kidderminster and Hucknall man, was in Funk’s Rainworth side who won promotion from the NCEL a few seasons ago.

The Boro chief is also lining up a bid to sign ex-Scarborough FC attacker Ged Dalton from rivals Pickering Town.

Funk said: “Jermaine has signed on for us, which is fantastic news for the club.

“He is a very experienced, strong and gifted player, who will be a great addition for us.

“He was in my promotion-winning side at Rainworth, so I know a lot about him. He will be a part of the squad on Saturday and he will definitely feature.

“We have also put seven days in for Ged, so we are waiting to see what happens. He is a good player, who impressed me when we played against Pickering last weekend.

“There have been talks before, but he opted to sign for Pickering, but we will have a chat and see what comes of it.”

Funk is really looking forward to the FA Vase clash, as he is aiming to spark a run in the competition.

He added: “It will be a difficult game because Thackley are a good side and they will be up for it because it is the FA Vase.

“Cup competitions are always healthy, but that national ones are the ones that matter for me.

“It isn’t about the money you get for progressing, it is about the buzz, the hype and the feelgood factor the fans get from us pushing on.

“Money isn’t important for me at this level of football, if you worry about your pay packet then you are no good for me.

“I do it for the love of the game and the love of Scarborough Athletic and that is what I want from my players.”