Ambitious FC Soba boss Mike Keld is raring to go ahead of his new side’s debut in the Scarborough Evening News Saturday League tomorrow.
Keld’s side, backed by the South Cliff-based bar Soba, travel to Carr Lane to kick off their first ever campaign against perennial third division strugglers Scalby Reserves in a 2pm kick off.
Not only is Soba’s chief relishing getting the season underway he is also confident that his side can be successful from the word go.
Keld said: ‘‘I am excited about the season. We have got Scalby Reserves and Westover Reserves first up and we are definitely aiming for maximum points from those two games.
“I have put together a very good squad and we have plenty of players so there is strength in depth as well.
“I would like to think that we will be good enough to win the league this year. We are aiming to have a good run in at least one of the cup competitions and we want the Frank White Trophy as well.’’
Keld’s side certainly look to be well equipt for the challenge of escaping division three at the first attempt.
They have recruited plenty of first division experience, tenacious forward Liam Vasey, skillful midfielder Terence Breckon and dead-ball specialist Craig Rackham have arrived from Scalby and the unflappable centre half Lee Luntley has signed from West Pier.
Midfield dynamo Georgie Rose has swapped Pickering for a new challenge with Keld’s troops and the Soba supremo has singled him out as being one of his key men for the season
He added: ‘‘Georgie will be our skipper, I don’t have an assistant manager so he will be helping me out, he will be key for us in midfield.
“At the back Zak Poole will be very important for us at centre-half and going forward we will look to Matty Turner for goals.
“Unfortunately we have lost Tez Breckon for the next three months due to injury which is a blow, but we have a big squad and we are now looking forward to getting out on the pitch and letting our football do the talking.’’