Assistant manager Ingham raring to go

Boro's new assistant-manager Michael Ingham is ready and raring to go ahead of the forthcoming NPL season.

The 40-year-old former Sunderland stopper will step in as assistant to new gaffer Jono Greening, as well as being goalkeeper coach and back-up keeper.
And after just one training session he is already excited ahead of August's big kick off.
"At the moment it is about getting to know the players, looking at what we need and possibly what we don't need," he said.
"Jono and myself have only had one session, so we are evaluating the situation, but we were very impressed. The standard and tempo were good, this squad doesn't need a big overhaul, it just needs a tweak here and there.
 
"Clubs will look at us as a big fish, so there has to be some accountability from the players on that pitch.
"Jono is out there looking for new faces, but this isn't something that we'll rush. We're not going to sign somebody on one person's say so, they have to be right.
"This is an exciting time. Scarborough Athletic is a massive club with a great fanbase and great people behind the scenes.  
"Personally, I'm really looking forward to getting going."
Ingham has sampled management at NPL level in the past at Tadcaster, so this is step is nothing new.
He added: "When Curtis Woodhouse left Tadcaster last year I had a go at management and probably realised that it wasn't for me.
"The assistant manager's role is perfect though because I really enjoy interacting with players and getting the best out of them that way.
"Jono will have a similar mindset in that he will speak to his players, but at the same he will demand high standards for them to meet.
"We are both very hungry for it because we have been looking for an opportunity for a while.
"There is the managerial merry-go-round where only certain people get jobs. Now we're on it and we have the ideas to get Scarborough up through the leagues.
"This is a tough division we are in, but we have to be looking at promotion.
"We are now looking to add the right players, become a strong unit and make the Flamingo Land Stadium a fortress.
"We want to be higher in the football pyramid, we want our players to strive to be higher and the fans want to be higher. We are all in the same boat."
Having played in the face of the vociferous Boro crowd on a few occasions, Ingham is now looking forward to having them behind him.
He said: "It used to make me giggle and spur me on, but at the same time there will be players out there that just won't fancy it.
"The fans can play a massive part this season. I've been in teams before when the supporters really have been the 12th man and that's what we want from the people of Scarborough."
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