Holland: Boro fans should hold onto their hats

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Scarborough Athletic chairman Dave Holland believes the long-term appointment of Paul Foot and Bryan Hughes is a massive step forward for the club.

The pair signed up as player-assistant managers until 2017 towards the end of the last campaign, adding their experience to the qualities of boss Rudy Funk.

The club’s directors are now drawing up the financial budget for the 2014-15 campaign and Holland is confident that it is in safe hands.

“We are looking at the financial budget for the new season at the moment and we will be looking to build on last term.

“It is all about progression and that was why we thought long and hard about bringing in Bryan and Paul on long-term contracts.

“You can either consolidate or push on and invest in the future.

“The departure as Darren France and John Reed took its toll on Rudy at the start of the season because he was left a little isolated.

“It is important that you have a a strong back-room unit, we now feel that we have that.

“We have taken the steps to get things right and you can tell from the enthusiasm of Bryan and Paul that we have made the correct choice.

“Things are all looking very positive and I think Boro fans should hold onto their hats.”