Ryan back for Long Eaton trip

Ollie Ryan is back for Boro
Ollie Ryan is back for Boro

Scarborough Athletic will be at full strength when they make the lengthy trip south to Long Eaton United on Saturday.

Boss Rudy Funk welcomes striker Ollie Ryan back into the fold, though the former Lincoln City man may take up a place on the bench to make sure his foot injury is fully healed.

The Boro manager said: “Everyone is fit and ready. Ollie will be back in the squad, but we have to make sure he is fully recovered so he could well be on the bench.

“The good thing this season is the fact that we have the personel to cover for any injuries or suspensions.

“Our lads can play in a variety of different positions, which is perfect for me.”

This game could be Boro’s toughest NCEL Premier test of the season so far as Long Eaton’s young side have made a useful start.

Funk added: “We are looking forward to it, but it will be a tough one.

“I know the teams from the Nottingham area, they are all big and strong, but we have battlers in our squad as well like Tommy Adams, Andy Milne, James Bennett and Tony Hackworth.

“As long as we stick to the way we have been playing then I am confident.

“It is all about passing and moving, that is the mentality we have to stick to.”