Hawkes to swoop on starting role

Boro's Robbie Hawkes celebrates after scoring against Lincoln MR
Boro's Robbie Hawkes celebrates after scoring against Lincoln MR
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Tricky winger Robbie Hawkes has vowed to battle for his place in Scarborough Athletic’s NCEL Premier promotion push.

Hawkes has been edged out of the Boro team since a run of red cards earlier in the season.

Prior to that the former Bridlington Town and Pickering Town man had been in threatening form for Boro, scoring three goals in 16 starts.

He is set to feature in the squad on Saturday when Athletic travel to Liversedge, 3pm.

“It was all down to a bit of bad luck really,” said Hawkes.

“I was doing well at the start of the season then I picked up a couple of red cards, since then I’ve just been waiting for my chance.

“I am ready now, I’m feeling good because me and Jimmy Beadle have been doing a lot of running on Scarborough beach to get ourselves in good shape.”

Hawkes is pleased to be a part of the Boro squad, but he isn’t too content at sitting on the bench each week.

He said: “I want to play for Scarborough and I want to win the league with this club because they are my hometown team.

“I have spoken to Rudy Funk and he has told me that he wants me there. He has been good to me since I signed for the club.

“I just have to wait for my opportunity now and then keep my head so I don’t get sent off again.”

Hawkes is at home across the midfield or in attack, but he wouldn’t mind playing anywhere in the current promotion charge.

He added: “I just want to play, if it is on the wing or at centre-back I’m not bothered.

“If I was asked to do a job for the team then I would jump at the chance.

“We have a great chance of pushing on and winning the league this season, I want to be a part of that, I want to be involved.”

“It would be nice to play on the wing but Jimmy has taken that position at the moment, which is good of him,” he joked.

“I got 30 minutes the other week, which was good, but there is nothing like playing a match to get back into things.”

Boro’s supporters club are putting on a bus to Saturday’s game, which will leave the train station at 12noon.

To book a place call Ken on 07736790418.