Town snap up quartet

Ricky Greening,orange
Ricky Greening,orange

Scarborough Town have snapped up a quartet of new players as they look to push on in the Humber League’s top flight this season.

Boss Shaun Rennison has recruited Ricky Greening from Edgehill, Neil Thomas from West Pier, Seamer’s Sam Smart and Newlands full-back Josh Hakings.

Town also have a number of other potential signings attending training sessions, but as yet nothing has been sealed.

The McCain Sports-based club kick off their pre-season action on Wednesday when they travel to York Premier League champions Malton and Old Malton St Mary’s, this clash is followed on Saturday by an away game at Fishburn Park.

Rennison said: “We have had four training sessions now, mainly down at the beach. The weather hasn’t been ideal, but we have still had a fair few down.

“We have brought some good lads in, it was important to strengthen so we can push on this season, and that is what we have done.

“We do have a few others down training with us, but I’m not sure what is happening with them as yet.

“Tony Pickles has been training with Scarborough Athletic, Kris Tate is struggling with work commitments and Ben Briggs has joined the RAF, apart from that we are very similar to last season.”

Rennison and his troops were buoyed at the end of last season by an impressive cup run, which saw them beat Humber Premier champions Reckitts in the semi-final and then North Ferriby Reserves in the final.

He added: “Reckitts won it last year and North Ferriby did well, so to beat them does give you a bit of a boost.

“It isn’t about those one-off games though, it is about doing it week in and week out.

“We have to get that consistency right, if we can do that then I can’t see why we can’t be up there.”