Windass delighted by Athletic debut

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SCARBOROUGH Athletic’s new signing Dean Windass was delighted to get back onto the field at the weekend.

Windass, 42, came off the bench during the 2-0 victory against Selby Town, which moved Boro up to third in the table behind Bridlington Town and Retford United.

The former Hull City, Middlesbrough and Bradford City striker said: “It was good to be back, I really enjoyed it.

“When I got back into the changing room it was like I hadn’t been away.

“I retired from professional football three years ago, so it was hard work.

“I played for just over half an hour and that was probably enough for me at the moment.

“They are a good set of lads at Scarborough. They passed the ball well and created a lot of chances.

“I thought I was unlucky not to score, their keeper made a world-class save to deny me though.”

Windass is now waiting to see when he can feature for Boro again.

Due to commitments with Sky TV he is unlikely to be able to play in every game for the Queensgate club.

He added: “It all depends on how things work out.

“Obviously if I’m working then I can’t play, if I’m not then I would love to come back and have another run-out.

“I have spoken to the manager Rudy Funk about this and he appreciates the situation.”