Igiehon aiming high after joining Boro

Benny Igiehon
Benny Igiehon

Benny Igiehon has vowed to play his part in taking Scarborough Athletic up to where they belong.

Having initially started his career in England at Alfreton Town in the National League, the 22-year-old striker wants to make his way back up the rungs of the non-league game.

And after being pleasantly surprised by the set-up at Boro, he feels that he can achieve his aims in Athletic’s red shirt.

“I got a call from (manager) Steve Kittrick because he had got some decent feedback on me,” said Igiehon, who has hit four goals so far during pre-season.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I came down, but I have been surprised by the quality.

“It is a great club to be at for a striker because there are good players everywhere.

“Our midfield is good and there are lads like Carl Stewart and David Brown up top as well.

“Off the pitch everyone has been nice and respectful, the people at the club just want to help you learn and develop.

“I like the way that Steve (Kittrick) works, everything is cool with him.

“Different managers have different ways of doing things, but Steve has the know how. He just lets you get on with things rather than putting pressure on you.”

Boro had to fight off a few clubs for the signature of Igiehon, but once the striker began his pre-season with the Queensgate club, he was hooked.

“There were a few clubs interested, but I just really enjoyed playing with Scarborough,” he added.

“My aim is to play as high as possible, it has to be as a footballer.

“The thing is that if Scarborough can continue to move up then I’d love to move up with them.

“I want to play a part in that, I want to help the club move up.

“It is all about doing as well as you can, for yourself and also for the club.

“If I can play well and we can win games then everyone is happy.

“I’m here to score goals, but I don’t want to set any targets.

“I don’t want to put any pressure on myself, but I want to score a lot of goals this season.”