Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk keen to end home campaign with win

SIGNING OFF ... Curtis Bernard, red kit, will be looking to score tomorrow at home to Armthorpe after missing several chances in the 3-0 loss at Arnold Town on Easter Monday
SIGNING OFF ... Curtis Bernard, red kit, will be looking to score tomorrow at home to Armthorpe after missing several chances in the 3-0 loss at Arnold Town on Easter Monday

BORO boss Rudy Funk is hoping his side can sign off in style when they entertain Armthorpe Welfare at Queensgate tomorrow (3pm ko).

It is Boro’s final home game of the season and Funk wants his side to put on a strong display in order to thank the fans.

Funk said: “We want to use this game to say thank you to all the supporters who have once again been magnificent all season.

“They have stuck by us and it would be great to defeat Armthorpe and do it in syle for us to sign off at Queensgate.”

Boro suffered a 3-0 loss at Arnold Town on Bank Holiday Monday and, although it was a resounding defeat, the manager remains positive.

He added: “Of course it was disappointing to lose the game 3-0 but you have to move on.

“We perhaps did not do a job in midfield and that cost us, and we also failed to take our chances.

“Curtis Bernard missed a couple and Ryan Blott hit the crossbar which was a little unlucky.

“We still have nine points to play for and we want to finish as high as possible in the table, and in order to that we must make sure we defend all over the pitch from the first whistle.

“Sometimes in football things just don’t go your way and that was the case at Arnold.”

Funk may also use the final three games of the season to have a look at some of his younger squad players.

Funk said: “There are some players in the reserves and the under-19s that may get the opportunity to impress because we are also planning for the future.

“We are pretty much at full strength apart from Adam Lee who is unavailable.

“That means I have some decisions to make but that is just part of the job.

“I will be picking the side I think can get the job done.

“There may be one or two changes but we will have to see what happens on the day.

“It would be brilliant to score a few goals and win the match because myself, the staff and the players want to thank all the supporters.”