Kittrick relishing Hednesford trip

Boro boss Steve Kittrick
Boro boss Steve Kittrick

Scarborough Athletic boss Steve Kittrick is looking forward to the Evo-Stik Premier opener at Hednesford Town on August 18.

Boro have been handed a 320-mile round trip for their first game of the season, one of their longest of the campaign.

Kittrick is unmoved by this though, he just wants to get the action underway.

Hednesford were initially lined up for a place in the Evo-Stik South, but due to Shaw Lane's resignation, they were moved north.

The Boro chief said: "I just want the season to start and this will give us the chance to get one of the longest trips out of the way.

"I know Hednesford's management team of Rob Smith and Larry Chambers well, they took over from me when I left Telford.

"They'll have a very strong squad of players, some of whom I probably had at Telford, so it won't be easy.

"It is a difficult first month really because we have Grantham, Matlock and a local derby against Whitby Town in there as well.

"Every game will be a challenge though, there are some very good teams and good set-ups in this division, but this is something that we are all really looking forward to."