Funk: We’ve got enough in attack

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Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk feels that his side still have enough in attack despite the departure of Lewis Clarkson.

The former Hull City youngster trained with Bradford City for the first time yesterday after signing an 18-month contract with the League One club.

Clarkson had scored 10 goals in six starts since joining Boro in the summer.

Funk said: “Gary Bradshaw and Ryan Blott both have a track record of consistently scoring goals, and I am sure that they will continue to do that for us.

“We have lost a starlet in Lewis. He has been one of the top performers of our season so far, causing problems to opposition players with his pace and eye for goal. He is a fantastic young striker with a great future in the game.

“I wish him all the best at Bradford City.”

Bantams a ssistant manager Steve Parkin added: “Lewis is a fox in the box and a good finisher with both feet. We’ve had him watched on several occasions.

“To be fair to the kid, he needs easing in because he’s simply just been playing, not training as such. But he has got a good turn of pace and will score at whatever level he plays at.

“It’s up to us now to develop him as a physical specimen and get him used to full-time training.

“The ball’s in his court now. He’s got a second bite at the cherry and let’s hope he can take it.”