Scarborough Athletic boss Darren Kelly on his plans for loan stars

Manager Darren Kelly has revealed his hopes for the quartet of loan stars who impressed during their stints at Scarborough Athletic towards the end of the 2019/20 season.

By Daniel Gregory
Thursday, 30th April 2020, 11:15 am
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 11:18 am
Clockwise from top left, Boro's loan signings Kieran Glynn, Tom Allan, Connor Thomson and Harry Spratt
Clockwise from top left, Boro's loan signings Kieran Glynn, Tom Allan, Connor Thomson and Harry Spratt

Boro flourished in the latter stages of the season after Kelly replaced John Deacey in the hot seat at the Flamingo Land Stadium.

Striker Connor Thomson had already been brought in on loan from Gateshead, but Kelly added the services of Salford City midfielder Kieran Glynn and York City defenders Tom Allan and Harry Spratt in a bid to mount a late push for the BetVictor Northern Premier League play-off places.

It is believed that Thomson, Allan and Glynn are out of contract whenever the season ends, while Spratt is tied to York City for a further season.

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Midfielder Kieran Glynn impressed while on loan from Salford City

On the club's loan stars, Kelly commented.


"I would absolutely love to get Kieran back at the club for next season and I have been working hard to do just that.

"I don't think Salford will extend his deal there and we will be speaking to him once we have things sorted budget wise.

Defender Tom Allan arrived on loan from York City

"He's one hell of a player, so gifted in possession and I know he really loved his time with the club both on and off the field.

"The fans really took to him and likewise the other way round, so let's see what we can do to get him back in."


"Connor is a great lad and a great professional and I was so impressed with him during his time with us.

Connor Thomson had two spells with Boro from Gateshead

"I genuinely think if I can work with him more next season that he will continue to improve and I'd love to see him back in a Scarborough shirt next season.

"He'd be a great addition to the squad - so let's see what happens."


"Tom added a great presence and balance to the defensive unit during his time with us and I'd love to have him back with us.

Harry Spratt wins a header during his loan spell from York City

"I'm working to find out his situation and if we can indeed get him back to the football club.

"I firmly believe Tom would be a cracking signing if we can attract him to Scarborough."


"I believe Harry is contracted to York City for next season, but once again I would be very interested in getting him back to Scarborough Athletic if it is at all possible.

"Harry was a superb addition and did very well in his time with us, so of course we'd love to have him back."

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