olsson targets boro home win

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SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Paul Olsson wants his team to continue their winning run at home to Selby Town tomorrow afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

Boro have been hampered by the wet weather in recent weeks, with several games falling foul to the elements, but Olsson is confident that his troops can pick up where they left off at Lincoln Moorlands Railway 10 days earlier.

“We have lost some of our momentum due to the last two games being called off, especially as both were matches where I would have backed us to grab three points.

“We really need tomorrow’s game to go ahead, as if we get many more postponements we could well be playing two midweek games a week.”

Boro already have a packed schedule for the rest of the season, with a game every Saturday and Tuesday up until the final week of the season at the end of April.

Olsson took advantage of the spare time created by the postponed game on Tuesday at Arnold by heading to Selby’s Rigid Group Stadium to watch tomorrow’s opponents play host to Boro’s landlords Bridlington Town.

Brid won the game 4-1 against a Selby team which lost its manager earlier this week, with Mick Gray leaving the Robins by mutual consent.

Gary Paton has taken over from Gray, and he will be looking for his first win tomorrow.

Selby have also been hit by the departure of former Pikes centre-back Rob Eeles, who has signed for title-chasing Bridlington.

Utility player Graham Botham, who has been playing at left-back in recent games, is unavailable for tomorrow’s match, but otherwise Boro have a full squad to choose from.

Defender Denny Ingram, who would have missed the Arnold trip on Tuesday is back in the squad.

The new date for the postponed game at Arnold Town is Tuesday April 19, while last week’s Hall Road Rangers away game is now scheduled for Wednesday April 6.