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Darren Kelly calls making Jimmy Beadle his number two a ‘no brainer’

Jimmy Beadle

Scarborough FC boss Darren Kelly has called making Jimmy Beadle his number two for the new Northern Premier League season a “no brainer”.

Kelly hailed the 32-year-old defender who played for the old Scarborough before returning to the Flamingo Land Stadium towards the end of last term as a player-coach.

As well as his seven seasons in total with the Seadog, Beadle has played for Bradford Park Avenue, Tadcaster Albion, Whitby Town and York City.

Kelly, who’d been looking for a new assistant manager since the departure of Dave Merris, is a huge fan of Beadle’s enthusiasm and passion in and around the changing room.

He told the club’s website: “I wanted to get Jimmy involved as soon as I came in as manager. I’ve known him for a long time, I trust him and I know how he is thought of at the club, the supporters adore him.

“You need good people in your trenches and Jimmy 100% fits into that category, for me this was a no brainer. He will be a great right-hand man, not only because he will be a brilliant link between myself and the players, but also because he isn’t a yes man. If he thinks something is wrong he will tell me.

“I hope the fans are happy with the staff I have put together in Jimmy, Ryan Blott and David Brown. It is all about the heartbeat of the club and that is definitely pumping now.”

Like Blott and Brown, Beadle will also continue to play when needed, and Kelly still believes that he has a lot to offer.

He added: “If a game needs changing up or if we need something different, Jimmy can offer that, he is a good option to have. With the staff we have it is all about getting great value for money.

“Utilising people’s strengths. If you have staff that double up as players then it gives you a very strong structure.”

Kelly has also confirmed that Michael Coulson will retain the club’s captaincy, with defender Harry Coates given the vice-captain role. Coulson, 32, has been back with the Seadogs since 2017 having started his career with them, playing for the old club between 2004 and 2006.

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