Brennan and Chapman leave Boro

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Scarborough Athletic Reserves boss Steve Brennan has left his role to take the manager’s position at NCEL first division side Rossington.

Brennan and his assistant Sean Chapman will both be in attendance when Rossington travel to Shaw Lane Aquaforce on Saturday and they will begin their tenure a week later at home to Selby Town.

It was with a heavy heart that former Snainton player-manager Brennan left Boro, but he just felt that it was too good an opportunity to miss.

“It is a great opportunity because Rossington has a great pitch, a nice little ground and is a brilliant set-up.

“I have really enjoyed my time with Boro, but when something like this comes along you just can’t turn it down.

“I was appointed by the late Brian France and Richard Adamson, I hope they would agree that we have laid a decent foundation for the team and the club.

“Having completed my UEFA A qualification recently I just felt that it was time for another new challenge.”

Brennan and his coaching staff have brought through a number of players for first team manager Rudy Funk during his time in charge of the reserves.

The latest batch, including Joe Hart, Darren Clough, Dom Richardson and Niall Gibb, played huge roles on Tuesday night as Boro earned a 3-1 victory on the road at Ossett Albion in the Doodson Sport Trophy.

Boro boss Funk added: “Steve and Sean have done this club proud since they have been here.

“That was underlined in the game last season against Long Eaton and then again on Tuesday against Ossett.

“They have brought through players that I would have no hesitation using in the first team.

“The fact that they are moving on comes as no surprise to me because they have done such a terrific job.

“I hope they have learned a lot from this club and they can use it to be successful at Rossington.

“I would welcome them both back at Scarborough Athletic at any time in the future.”