Hawkes says thanks to the fans

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Robbie Hawkes has given a thankful nod to the fans as he heads out of the Scarborough Athletic exit door.

The winger was one of three players - alongside Denny Ingram and Dave Kemp - to depart as boss Rudy Funk builds for the new season.

It has been a season to remember for Hawkes, who played his part in Boro’s push for the NCEL Premier title.

He has plenty of highlights to look back on, the biggest being the fantastic support he received from the Athletic faithful.

“Those fans are amazing,” said Hawkes.

“I loved it at Boro, it was a season I will always remember.

“I was flying at the start, but then I found myself on the bench, which was a bit disappointing.

“Obviously I thought about moving on so I could play regular games, but when you get fans calling for you to come on the pitch and then cheering when you get the ball, it makes you feel great.

“I would have loved to have played more, but it was just great to be involved, especially as we went on to win the title.

“It was great to play for my home-town team. I now want Scarborough Athletic to continue to do well and push on through the leagues.

“It will be great when they return to Scarborough and get even more of those fans behind the club.”

Hawkes is now weighing up his options ahead of the new season, with two clubs showing an interest.

He added: “It is either Pickering Town or Bridlington Town for me now.

“I have to make the decision, but I’ve got a bit of time to think it through before we get going again.”