Funk set to stick with in-form line-up

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Rudy Funk admits he will find it very hard to alter Scarborough Athletic’s winning team when they travel to New Mills in the Evo-Stik North on Saturday.

Boro moved to fourth in the table last weekend with a comfortable 3-1 victory against fellow high-flyers Farsley.

Funk has been impressed with his side from one to 11 in recent weeks, and despite huge competition for places, the line-up seems likely to stay the same.

“When the team is doing well it is very difficult to fit other people in there,” said Funk.

“I am a big believer in keeping the same team if individuals are doing well. You can’t alter things if people are maintaining the consistency and performance.

“All you have to do is look at our defence and how well they are doing at the moment.

“People make mistakes, but if you make radical changes then it can cause huge problems.

“Steve Ridley has been a revelation in recent weeks, while Paul Robson, Ben Middleton and Matty Plummer have also been superb.

“When you keep the experience of Paul Foot and Steve Burton out of the side then you are doing something right.

“It is the same in midfield when we have the quality of Chris Bolder and James Bennett on the bench, it is a tough situation.”