Bolders team up after Adam is coaxed out of retirement

Adam Bolder has moved to Boro
Adam Bolder has moved to Boro

The pestering power of Chris Bolder helped to coax brother Adam away from retirement and into Scarborough Athletic’s squad.

Adam, who boasts spells at Hull City, Derby County and QPR on his CV, has committed to the club after leaving North Ferriby United.

His final act for Ferriby was to play a key 90 minutes in the East Riding club’s play-off win against Fylde that booked promotion to the National League.

After the celebrations had died down, Adam’s boots looked set to be hung up, until Chris, who is Boro’s assistant-manager, persuaded him to re-think.

“I was going to retire when I dropped out of the professional game a few years ago, but Simon Weaver got me in at Harrogate Town and I caught the bug again,” said the 35-year-old.

“I had a good couple of seasons at Ferriby, but with them going up to the National League there would have been nine overnight stays, which is something I couldn’t commit to.

“I spoke to Billy Heath at Halifax, but there would have been a lot of travelling for them as well, so I decided that enough was enough.

“Chris was a big influence with me coming down and signing for Scarborough Athletic.

“This is the only club that I would have signed for because it will be nice to link up with him.

“He pestered me into going down to a training session to see what I thought and I enjoyed it.

“I still enjoy the training and the games, as long as I can do myself justice then I’ll continue to play.

“I keep myself fit with my boxing, so who knows, there might be another two seasons in me yet.”

Having tasted success with Ferriby last season, Adam is keen to feast on more glory with Boro.

He added: “Scarborough are a big club, they should be higher in the football pyramid.

“I had been down to watch Chris play a few times and I see it as something different for me - a new challenge.

“Whoever I’m playing for I want to win, that will be the same with Scarborough.

“Steve (Kittrick) has been great. He has excellent man-management skills and he is open to listen, which is a good attribute as a manager.

“He has always been successful in football, hopefully we’ll have more of that this season.”