Club think over merger offer?

Officials at Scarborough Athletic are today thinking over a chance to form an East Coast 'Super-Club', following a proposal put to the board by Bridlington Town.

Boro's board have been given a deadline of noon today to respond to the proposal, which would include the building of a 10,000 capacity stadium on the Eastern side of Bridlington and the name of the club being either Bridlington & Scarborough United FC or East Coast Athletic FC. 

The stadium will be built by Finnish construction company, Larpi Olofs Construction Ltd, and the Finnish national colours will be incorporated into the kit design.

A Boro spokesman said: "The offer is one which on any other day we would dismiss completely. However today is different and we will enter into talks with the Bridlington board and see what happens.

"Due to the tight deadlines it is impossible to communicate with supporters over the matter, but hopefully they will understand what is going on."

If the deal is successful it would see all the playing squads merge together as one, and the managers of each side becoming joint managers of the newly formed club. Other club officials' roles will be decided if the proposal goes ahead, but it is understood that the PA Announcer's job will be entered on the Job Centre website due to the current Scarborough announcer being no good.

The club expects to make a further statement after noon today.

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