Hackworth in charge for Boro cup clash

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Former Scarborough Athletic skipper Tony Hackworth will be taking charge of Pickering Town when the side’s meet up at Queensgate in the North Riding FA Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

Hackworth, who left Boro earlier this season, has recently joined the Pikes as player/assistant-manager, and in the absence of boss Mitch Cook he will be holding the reins for the game.

He said: “It is funny how it works out because I have been left in charge of the team for the game against my former club.

“It will just be a case of how things are panning out because I’ll be doing everything from on the pitch. If I need to make a decision then I’ll just change things around.

“I am looking forward to going back to Queensgate though because I had a great time at Scarborough Athletic.”

Boro will have a strong squad out for the game, including a number of unnamed new additions.

Scarborough Athletic Reserves have already turned out in the competition so many of their players are cup-tied for the fixture.

Boss Rudy Funk added: “We are in the process of signing a few more players on, their registrations should have gone through in time for the game.

“There are a few reserves that didn’t play in the earlier rounds, but most of the team will be made up of first-teamers.

“It is a local derby so it is a game where everyone wants to be involved, we also want to get back to winning ways after Saturday’s defeat at Telford.”