New duo focus on Boro progression

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Scarborough Athletic’s new arrivals Gary Bradshaw and Paul Foot have vowed that they won’t be there to make up the numbers next season.

Bradshaw, Foot, Chris Bolder and Steve Ridley all committed to the club last week after their departures from a North Ferriby United side who recently won the Evo-Stik Premier.

Boro boss Rudy Funk has also confirmed that former Gainsborough keeper Jason White will play for the club when the Evo-Stik South gets underway in August.

Ferriby’s all-time record scorer Bradshaw said: “I don’t see it as a drop down because Scarborough are a club with massive ambition.

“The way I am looking at it is that I will only be playing out of the Evo-Stik Premier for one season because we have to be looking at promotion.

“I couldn’t stay at Ferriby. I have been a loyal player for the club but I didn’t like the way people were being treated.

“There were so many reasons why Scarborough was the only choice for me.

“I have spoken to Rudy quite a lot and he is a great person. The squad they are assembling there looks to be great as well.

“I know lads like Pete Davidson and obviously Paul, Chris and Steve, who have all moved with me from Ferriby.

“We should be capable and god enough to achieve what I came here to do - win the league.”

Bradshaw isn’t setting any goal targets for the new season, though he does have some hefty aims.

He added: “I don’t set goal targets, but I’ll be disappointed if I don’t score 25 or 30 goals.

“I am confident in my ability and fortunately I have always managed to score goals.

“I scored 25 in 26 last season, so if I get regular football who knows?”

Former Scarborough FC defender Foot is also buzzing ahead of the new season.

“It was hard to leave Ferriby, but that is football,” he said.

“There was only one place for me though, despite the fact that I spoke to a club in the Conference North and a few in the Evo-Stik Premier.

“I left Ferriby for Scarborough FC before and I wanted to a part of the new club’s progression.

“It is like a new lease of life for all of us because we all see this club as like a FC Halifax Town an FC United or a Chester City.

“The ambition is there and everybody knows about the passion of the supporters.

“it is a slight drop but this is a massive club.

“When I spoke to Rudy he didn’t have to do much selling to me.

“It was also great to see Darren France again as his dad Brian played a huge part in my career when he was manager of North Ferriby.”

Thirty-two-year-old Foot has also underlined that this will be the last move of his career.

“it is a long term one for me, in fact it will be the last move of my career.

“It isn’t a move so I can come and see out my time in the game, it is an exciting one.

“That is the same for the other lads who have come with me from Ferriby.

“We all have reputations having won the Evo-Stik Premier last season, now we have to show what we can do with Scarborough.”