Foot feels focus is the key

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Scarborough Athletic joint-boss Paul Foot is after more of the same when Boro entertain Bamber Bridge tomorrow at Queensgate.

Foot has been delighted with the change in player attitude since he and Bryan Hughes grabbed their reins a couple of weeks ago.

He felt that last weekend’s Evo-Stik North win at Radcliffe and the successful training game with the club’s under-19s on Tuesday night underlined this.

“We have been asking the lads for a good attitude and they have given us exactly that so far,” he said.

“They could have taken a step back on Tuesday night and not given everything, but that wasn’t the case. They gave us the same commitment and work-rate that they gave us at Radcliffe.

“I believe that if we continue to show that work-rate in all of our games then the rest will come.”

Foot is aware that Bamber Bridge are fifth in the table and pushing for honours, but he is more concerned with how his team play.

He added: “Bryan looks at the other teams, but I just focus on getting our own team right.

“As a player I always concentrated on making sure I was right and that no striker could beat me.

“If we focus then I don’t thing we’ll be far away.”

Boro are likely to field a similar line-up to the one that won 3-0 at Radcliffe on Saturday, though full-back Paul Robson and Foot aren’t too far away from being in contention.

“I think it is very hard to change a winning team, so we’ll be very similar to the team that beat Radcliffe on Saturday,” said Foot.

“Everything has gone really well this week, we have no new injuries and all the lads have worked really hard.

“Paul has been busting a gut to get himself fit once again because he can see how well things are going.

“I did a warm up on Tuesday night as well, but I still think I’m three or four weeks away.”