DARREN KELLY: I’m certain we’ll bring success to Scarborough Athletic

We’re going through testing times at the moment - that’s for sure.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 10:51 am
Updated Thursday, 5th November 2020, 10:54 am
Boro boss Darren Kelly's column

As I have said from the outset of this horrible virus, the health and well-being of everyone is the most important thing and that remains the case.

Hopefully the league suspension will only be for the four weeks we’ve been told it’ll be for and we can return to action sooner rather than later.

I just hope there is some common sense after the lockdown and we are allowed a little bit of time to get the players back up to somewhere near full fitness.

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One thing I am certain of is that we will come back stronger.

We have had a very testing start to the season with injuries, suspensions and also having to play so many away games against sides near the top of the table.

Once we return we will have plenty of home games to get in and hopefully we can get on a run of wins and push on in the table.

I’m incredibly confident that we will have a good season - provided we can get our injured players back and manage to avoid too many further setbacks.

This break also gives us a chance to work on getting Kieran Weledji, Luke Porritt and Isaac Assenso back.

We finally managed to get my long-term target Connor Simpson through the door last week.

I’m over the moon with the signing of Connor.

He’s a player I’ve known a long time, a player I have worked with before and a player I am confident I can get the best out of.

If you look at Connor’s record, his best spell was playing for me at Hyde United when he scored eight goals in 14 games.

I spoke to Connor regularly for a few months to try and get him to Scarborough and I’m thrilled that he has joined us.

He had offers from clubs at a higher level, but has decided to come here and get back to his best football and I’m absolutely certain he will prove to be a fantastic signing.

I have to say, the board have been absolutely fantastic with me since I came to the club.

They are in regular contact with me checking if there’s anything they can do to help, and have always given me what I wanted when I have asked for it.