Match preview: Sinclair ready for stern Skelmersdale test
By Joe Usher
Emile Sinclair said that the Scarborough Athletic squad is “feeling good and ready” going into the Evo-Stik North match away at Skelmersdale United on Saturday (3pm KO).
Coming off the back of the 4-1 win in midweek over Mossley at the Flamingo Land Stadium, the striker insists there is a good feeling in the Boro ranks going into the trip to Stormy Corner.
“Confidence is high in the squad especially after (Tuesdays) performance, we believe in ourselves and believe we can take the three points every time we step on the pitch” said Sinclair.
The 29-year-old believes are things are starting to click into place on and off the pitch for the Seadogs ahead of a key run of games in the league and cup competitions.
“The squad is starting to really gel on the pitch and in the dressing room, you can see that in the way we are performing. We're looking strong all over the pitch, and everyone is confident at the minute.”
The former Peterborough frontman, said he “picked the wrong game to miss with injury” on Tuesday, as Scarborough bagged another 4 goals to add to their seasons tally, taking it to 16 league goals in 7 games leaving the Seadogs 5th placed in the table with games in hand on teams above them.
It has been a contrasting start to the season for struggling Skelmersdale, who have won just once in the league all season, sitting third from bottom, and with a move from their current home on the horizon. After the announcement on Wednesday that Skem manager Alan Rogers is to step down from his role once a replacement is found, it could prove a galvanising factor that brings together his squad for the game against Boro.
Sinclair was asked if he would be ready for Saturday said “I should be, I missed out on Tuesday just as a precaution, to make sure I’m fully ready and can give 100% for the game.”
With an ever strengthening squad with players returning from injury lay offs, the news Sinclair will be fit will be a big boost to the squad with the striker in hot form in recent times, following his first competitive goals for Scarborough in the League Cup demolition of Sheffield FC and an early header against Ossett Albion.
Jimmy Beadle and Dan Stimpson remain on the injury list for Steve Kittrick's side.
Skelmersdale United, Stormy Corner, WN8 8EF
Entrance is £9 with OAPs at £5 and children admitted for £1 when accompanied by a paying adult.
To access Stormy Corner by car, the ground is just 5 minutes from Junction 4 of the M58. Car Parking at the ground is free, for cars, motorbikes, mini-buses and coaches.
For supporters travelling by train, Parbold Railway Station is 3 miles from the ground. Taxis are not readily available however but can be booked from inside the social club.
There are still spaces on the coach to Skelmersdale United tomorrow. The bus leaves the train station at 9:15am. If you’re interested, get calling Ken Pattison on 07736 790418.
Follow the match
See how Boro get on against Skelmersdale United by following the game on Twitter via the hashtag #safclive and the official club account @safc.
You can also listen to live commentary of the game on Yorkshire Coast Radio Extra with Will Baines and Ant Taylor from Stormy Corner!
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