Borbely torn between a future in the dug-out or on the pitch

Lori Borbely.
Lori Borbely.

Lori Borbely admits that he still doesn’t know whether he wants to join the race to become Boston Town’s permanent manager.

The midfielder has been running the playing side since Dan Barrett quit the dug-out earlier this season.

Aaron Eyett.

Aaron Eyett.

And although Borbely is loving his caretaker role, the 33-year-old doesn’t want to have any regrets about cutting his playing career short.

“It’s hard to say at this moment,” Borbely said when asked whether he wants the gig full time.

“I’m getting a real buzz being out there and doing the job, but I still wish I could be out on the pitch.

“I still feel that I can do it out there, at least for another year or two.

“I feel it may be a bit early for me to say what I want to do right now.”

But no matter what path the Romanian chooses to take, he is adamant that he wants to finish this season on a high.

On Saturday the Poachers travel to face third-placed Thurnby Nirvana in the UCL Premier before hosting Deeping Rangers on Easter Monday (KO 3pm) - their final game at the DWB Stadium this season.

Town’s season then comes to an end at Cogenhoe - who Town beat 1-0 on Saturday - on April 11.

Borbely and his assistant Daryl Clare are determined to keep pushing on until the end, adding to their back-to-back victories against the Cooks and Huntingdon

“I was talking to Daryl about this and we said that we didn’t want the season to fizz out,” the manager added.

“We’re keen to keep going and to keep pushing the lads.

“Whether you win or lose you don’t want to go down without trying.

“We want to finish the season well, we can still finish with five wins on the bounce.”

Town currently sit in 12th spot, seven points clear of Wellingborough, a place behind them.

But Borbely is desperate to avoid any end-of-season complacency.

“We’re in mid-table and people could think we have nothing to play for,” he added.

“But managers have always pushed us at the end of the season, they want us to do well. We’re the same.”

Turning his attention to the Thurnby contest, Borbely added: “It will be a hard game.

“But we will do what we always do. We will play our game and try to win.”

Town are also welcoming strikers Alex Beck and Ryan Oliver back from injury for the season’s run-in.

In-form Thurnby have won their last seven matches in succession, a run which began with a 1-0 victory over Borbely’s Poachers.

Ninth-placed Deeping, meanwhile, are without a win in their past three matches.

However, their last victory was a comprehensive 6-0 thrashing of Northampton Sileby Rangers.