Thewlis turns down Boro

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Brigg Town attacker Jordan Thewlis has turned down a switch to Scarborough Athletic this season.

Despite this, the former Scunthorpe United man has promised Boro boss Rudy Funk that he will join Boro in the future.

Thewlis has opted to show his loyalty to Brigg and remain with the Lincolnshire outfit until the end of the current campaign.

After speaking to the player, Boro’s Funk was impressed with Thewlis’ stance.

He said: “I spoke to Jordan and he told me that he wanted to stay loyal to Brigg, which is something I really respect.

“He really impressed me with what he said, especially as there isn’t a lot of loyalty in football anymore.

“Jordan did say that he did want to come and play for Scarborough in the future and I am looking forward to that.

“I am happy with the squad at the moment, we have players recovering from injuries all of the time and the addition of Jimmy Beadle is massive to us.”

Funk had mixed feelings on Saturday’s game at Bedworth being postponed.

The Boro chief was obviously disappointed not to be involved in a fixture, but the free Saturday also gave a number of players an extra few days to skae off any bumps and bruises.

He added: “If you are involved in football you always want to have a game on a Saturday, that is just the way it is.

“As soon as I knew it was off I decided to take in the Belper against Goole game, which was a nice experience because it isn’t often I watch a match with no pressure on.

“The break will have done a few of our players a bit of good because they can rethink how they have played over the past few matches and it will give them the chance to recover fully from any injuries that they have.

“Ryan Blott has been struggling with a hamstring injury, while players like Paul Foot and Pete Davidson have also been carrying knocks.

“When we return against Newcastle next Saturday I am hoping that they will be feeling 100 per cent better.”