Funk promises new faces for Boro

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Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk will be checking his options in a week when his side have been handed an enforced rest.

Funk has already moved to sign midfielder Ollie Banks and more players could arrive over the next few days.

Matt Plummer volleys home the leveller   Picture by James Hunter

Matt Plummer volleys home the leveller Picture by James Hunter

Boro are without a game in mid-week and on Saturday, so Funk will be using the three training session to bed in new faces and to chat with his current squad.

He said: “We have signed Ollie, who is a player who has turned out many levels above where we currently are.

“He was at Rotherham, York and other teams before signing for Gainsborough at the start of this season.

“I am also hoping to bring another centre-forward in to give Ryan Blott and Tony Hackworth some help. Somebody who can change the pattern of a game if things aren’t going our way.

“There are a few other players who we are talking to, heads will turn if we can manage to secure their signature.

“A few of our players aren’t doing enough for me as individuals at the moment, so I will be taking them aside and having a chat to them.

“Maybe they are playing okay, but I do need more from them.

“They all come with good pedigree, but it is time to better us and I won’t rest until we do that.

“Not only do I want the performances, but I want the work-rate as well. If we can achieve both then I think we’ll be where we want to be.

“We have a few days off now, but we won’t be resting, we will have three hard training sessions that will be used to bed in any new players and to work hard with the current squad.

“I will have a bit of time to reflect on individuals and to look at where we currently are.

“Some fans have told me that we are playing some good stuff at the moment, but good will not do for me.”

Funk had mixed emotions after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Tadcaster, with much of his frustration being focused at referee Mr Royston.

“Sometimes you are just left scratching your head after these decisions are made,” added Funk.

“Their goal came from the softest penalty that I have ever seen, but it wasn’t just that.

“In the build-up to it the referee gave them a free-kick in the middle of the park when my player was clattered.

“They were two blatant mistakes in a matter of seconds that put us on the back-foot.

“We did show some great character though against a team in form like ourselves. Tadcaster is never an easy place to come because they battle away, so a single point isn’t that bad a result.”