Claisse may return for Boro

Tony Hackworth is struggling with injury
Tony Hackworth is struggling with injury

Scarborough Athletic may welcome midfielder Tom Claisse back into the fold for the NCEL Premier trip to fellow high-flyers Worksop Parramore on Saturday.

Claisse has been working at the London Paralympics, though he may be freed up in time to tackle a Worksop side who lie one place above Boro in second.

This will be a timely boost for boss Rudy Funk, who may be forced to drop Tony Hackworth to the bench, as he has been struggling with a groin strain. Ollie Ryan looks set to miss out, though boss funk is hoping that his foot problems can be cured in the not too distant future.

Funk said: “We are in talks with a surgeon about Ollie and hopefully it won’t be long before he is back with us. There may be the opportunity to do some keyhole surgery or something like that.

“Tony might have to drop down to the bench through injury, but we are hoping that Tom will be finished at the Paralympics in time to play in the game.”

Funk added: “When you look at this league, there are some very good sides and Worksop fit into that category.

“Boro fans will remember Lee Whittington from his time at Scarborough FC, he is at Worksop now and is obviously one of the better players to be turning out at this level.

“The mood in our camp is good though and we are hoping to keep pushing on.”