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Daly Ready For New Challenge At Scarborough Athletic

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Ross Daly says the chance of a fresh start and the challenge on offer at Scarborough Athletic meant it was an easy decision to join Steve Kittrick’s side writes Tom Feaheny.
The midfielder left his old club in the best way possible after helping Farsley Celtic to promotion in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North. Daly spoke about why he decided the move was best for him.
“I was obviously interested in what Steve had to say when I found out their was some interest. I knew how big a club Scarborough are but when Kitty told me about his plans for the season with the new ground and big fan base it was hard to turn down this opportunity.
“I’m very excited and can’t wait for the upcoming season to start to be honest. Especially with the fact that its the first season back home.
“The new ground looks great and it’s an exciting time to be part of the club. This is a fresh challenge for me i will be looking to prove myself not just to the management team but to the fans as well, its  one that I’m thoroughly looking forward to.”
After three years at Throstle Nest, Daly said that it was a tough decision to go.
“Farsley is a club that has become my home, it has been fantastic. I’ve had three very enjoyable seasons there. I had a good relationship with the people and fans at the club.
“I’m just pleased that I could leave them on a high having won the West Riding County Cup and in helping them get promoted.
“The new gaffer wanted me to stay. I took everything into consideration I’m very happy to have joined Scarborough. I will be looking to achieve what I did with Farsley last year.”
Daly expanded on the aims that he has set himself.
“I’ve been promoted twice now both via the play offs and as a team and individually we’ve had to be mentally strong as well as performing on the pitch. I had offers from other clubs to consider as well.
“But obviously my main focus is getting myself fit for the new season. Then I am making sure I’m performing to the best of my ability for my new club.
“The aim for the season would have to be promotion. I know its going to be a very tough league but with the players that have signed so far and the players Kitty has retained it would hopefully suggest we will be competing at the right end of the table come April/May time.”

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I work as a freelance journalist for The Non-League Paper, Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, North-West Evening Mail and others, based in Yorkshire, I am always at a game on a Tuesday and Saturday when the season is on, I started following non-league at the age of 10 and have been hooked ever since.

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