Boro snap up new trio

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Scarborough Athletic have made a triple capture ahead of the new Evo-Stik North season.

Boss Rudy Funk has been working tirelessly with assistants Paul Foot and Bryan Hughes to snap up striker Zeph Thomas, as well as defenders Tom Burgin and Steve Burton.

Sheffield 's Zeph Thomas celebrates his hat-trick against Bedworth

Sheffield 's Zeph Thomas celebrates his hat-trick against Bedworth

Thomas, 24, has arrived from Mickleover Sports, Burgin, also 24, finished last season at Worksop Town, while 31-year-old Burton had been playing for Ostersunds in Sweden.

Funk is delighted with the additions, which add yet more depth to his squad, and he has also underlined that more could be on the way.

He said: “We are delighted to have these new players on board, they are great signings for the club.

“Zeph is a terrific goalscorer, who is looking to do really well with Scarborough Athletic.

“He started off at Rotherham and has played in Belgium and Scotland for Cowdenbeath, before coming back to England last year.

“Tom is a powerful six feet four defender, who will add a commanding presence to our back-line.

“While we have another big defender in Steve, who adds experience to the fold as well, starting with Hull City, also playing for Kidderminster and abroad.”

Funk added: “At times last season we were a little short in areas and we knew we had to add to the squad.

“If you want to be successful as a club you need competition for places. We will have that now and we are also talking to a few more lads at the moment.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Paul Foot and Bryan Hughes, who have worked tirelessly alongside myself to bring in these players.

“We want to take the club forward and to do that you need to bring in fresh blood - players with pedigree and quality.”