DARREN KELLY: Delighted to see Coulo find the back of the net

I was over the moon to see Michael Coulson get the goal his performances have deserved against Mickleover on Saturday.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:28 am
Darren Kelly's column

Coulo has been magnificent for me since I came into the club - he’s been the perfect captain on and off the pitch and to see him get the goal his performance merited on Saturday was great to see.

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue saying it - there won’t be many better players in this league than Michael Coulson on his day.

He’s played at a high level and you can see that - and he’s still got that hunger, passion and desire for the game and for Scarborough and long may that continue.

It was great to get another good win under our belts against a strong and organised Mickleover side.

They’re very experienced but we knew that if our build up play was sharp enough that we could cause them real problems - and we did just that.

We had a nervy little spell after half-time where we let them back into it and had to ride our luck, but we battled back into it and ended up comfortable winners.

It’s important that we now keep this run going and that starts at Buxton this week.

They may be down there in the table, but we are expecting a tough test.

We have a lot of players battling through with niggles and knocks at the moment.

Pete Davidson got a kick on the ankle on Saturday and that will have to be monitored this week.

Chris Dawson continues to struggle with a groin problem, Isaac Assenso has an issue with his knee, James Walshaw has an ankle knock and obviously Harry Coates is just returning from a long-term injury.

The lads have been fantastic, though, and they’ve all dug deep and battled through it for the cause.

I’m wary that we are a bit thin on the ground in terms of squad numbers.

I have my eye on a few players but I’m not going to work beyond the budget at the football club and the players all deserve to be here at the moment as they’ve been fantastic.

If you look at my record too, bringing through young players is incredibly important for me too.

I worked with Ben Godfrey at York City, who is now with Norwich City in the Premier Division and overruled Oldham releasing George Edmondson, who has since gone to Rangers for £1million.

I have had a good chat with Paul Exley about the crop of youngsters we have in the local area and it’ll be key to help them achieve their potential.