Boston Town manager Nathan Collins says he will be taking the UCL Knockout Cup extremely seriously - citing it as the club’s last ‘realistic’ chance of silverware this season.
The Poachers host Division One Burton Park Wanderers at Tattershall Road today (KO 3pm).
While some clubs view the competition as something of a distraction, Collins sees it as another chance for his squad to rediscover that feelgood factor.
The new boss won his first match in charge of Town as they beat Wisbech 1-0 last Tuesday, but that was followed up by a late 1-0 defeat at Long Buckby last weekend.
And now Collins wants his side to claim another victory.
“We need to be playing matches. The players are honest and are working hard,” he said.
“But we’ve not had much time to work together and we need to improve together and keep playing the right way.
“That comes with playing more matches. I know that when things start to click the results will come.”
Collins was a player on the books of Boston the last time they won the competition, back in the 2006-07 season.
And he believes a cup run could also inspire his squad, who currently sit second bottom of the Premier Division.
He added: “It’s always a good feeling to win a trophy, I remember the last time we won it.
“We’re not going to win the league. This is our last realistic chance of winning a trophy this season, so we’re going to try to win it.”
Town midfielders Ollie Pinner and Daned Harper are both suspended.