Non-League: Former Guiseley boss Kittrick sets Scarborough fresh goals

Scarborough Athletic chairman Dave Holland with new manager Steve Kittrick.
Scarborough Athletic chairman Dave Holland with new manager Steve Kittrick.
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New manager Steve Kittrick is planning to restore the pride of wearing a Scarborough Athletic shirt.

Former Guiseley and Telford boss Kittrick, who was appointed on Tuesday night, immediately underlined his vision for the club.

Much of that will be based on putting a smile back on the faces of the fans and also the Boro players.

Kittrick said: “They are going to have to earn that right to wear the shirt. All I ask is for them to train twice a week and do it for the club on a Saturday.

“They will only get out of it what they put in. Together we are strong. That is the supporters, the board and the players. I’m sure the supporters will be behind them for that 90 minutes on Saturday.

“I want every fan walking away knowing that every Scarborough player has put 110 per cent into the game.

“I’m a big believer that if the fans want to spend their money following us around, to Bridlington or to Brighouse, then we have to put a smile on their faces. I’ve been sitting with the fans in the past couple of games, they don’t want too much, they just want a little taste of success. Hopefully, once we get the lads going again then we’ll be able to do that.

“It is a big club with a lot of history. At this moment in time it isn’t where it should be, but hopefully we’ll turn that around.

“The confidence has drained out of the players at the moment. They need to have the confidence to go out and enjoy their football. They have to get up on a Saturday morning and want to play for Scarborough Athletic, it has to be a pleasure for them.”

Chairman Dave Holland was delighted with the club’s new appointment.

He added: “I’m over the moon, it is great that somebody of Steve’s calibre can see the club’s potential.

“When Paul and Bryan moved on I was stunned by the amount of applicants.

“Hopefully we have shown the supporters what we are trying to achieve as a club.

“We had 59 applicants, a lot of which were trying every way to get the job, but we have decided on Steve now.

“I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has shown interest in our club.

“I’ll be informing each of them of our decision over the next few days and I’ll wish each of them all the best.”