Striker Blott throws down gauntlet to Boro boss Funk

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Scarborough Athletic frontman Ryan Blott has thrown down the gauntlet to boss Rudy Funk.

The former Scarborough FC man, who is the club’s longest serving player, has vowed to take the Evo-Stik League by storm if he is given a starting chance in attack.

Blott hit 39 goals in all competitions last season in an attack that was also spearheaded by Tony Hackworth, but this time around he has failed to hold down a place in the line-up, having been on the bench for the past two outings.

“If I’m honest I want to be back in the team now,” said Blott.

“Obviously I want to be playing, for me there is nothing worse than being sat on the bench.

“It is difficult at the moment because I wouldn’t want to play for anyone else, but I don’t want to be just sitting watching matches because you only have a short time in the game.

“I don’t think the standard is a huge jump up from the NCEL, the teams just seem a bit more organised.

“I am confident that I can play a big part this season if I have that chance up front.

“I scored goals for Scarborough FC in the Conference North and scored goals for Whitby Town in the Evo-Stik Premier, so I’ll do it again at this level.

“I’ll definitely be able to strike up a partnership with Gary Bradshaw as well because we are both clever players.

“I think if Gary and me start up front then we’ll get plenty more goals for the club.”