Graham Drury says he feels ‘sorry’ for predecessor Jason Lee, after watching his Boston United side concede late goals two games in a row.
Lee lost his job after a run of poor results, going six matches without a win.
Stoppage-time finishes from Corby Town and Workington saw the Pilgrims begin 2013 with a 2-1 defeat at Steel Park and a 1-1 draw at Borough Park.
Drury’s first game in charge of United, the Boxing Day draw with the Steelmen, also saw Corby level just three minutes after Boston took the lead, following a lapse of concentration.
And an infuriated Drury says he can now sympathise with former boss Lee’s plight in the Boston dug-out.
“We need to cut out those individual mistakes,” said Drury, who managed Lee at Corby.
“If this cost Jason his job, conceding crucial times in games, then I feel sorry for the kid.”
However, Drury is now turning his attention to his second victory as United boss.
He watched his team win 3-1 at York Street against Oxford City.
Now he wants more of the same as Harrogate Town arrive at the Jakemans Stadium this evening (KO 7.45pm).
He added: “We play quite well at home.
“Perhaps our best two performances since I’ve been in the job have been at home.”
Ex-Pilgrims Matt Bloomer and Alan White are in the Harrogate squad.