Kittrick set to shuffle Boro pack for Brighouse test

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Scarborough Athletic boss Steve Kittrick may shuffle his pack when Evo-Stik North leaders Brighouse visit Queensgate tomorrow night.

Boro have had a gruelling run of fixtures over the past few weeks and a number of Kittrick's fringe players have been banging on the manager's door in search of a starting place.

Athletic will be without attacker Craig Nelthorpe, who could be on the sidelines for up to six weeks with a hamstring tear, though midfielder Matty Bloor was given some more game time on Saturday as he continues his comeback from injury.

Kittrick said: "Craig is out for a while, which is a blow to us, but it gives somebody else the chance to step into the breach.

"We might have a bit of a shake-up for the Brighouse game. It could be a chance to give the older lads a bit of a rest and throw in these younger players, who have been staking their claim for a start.

"It might be their opportunity to show us what they can do against a very good side.

"This won't be an easy game because they have only lost once this season, but we have been in a bit of form of late and we'll be looking to maintain that."