Boston United can’t be Mr Nice Guys - Lee Canoville talks tough

Lee Canoville.
Lee Canoville.

LEE Canoville has ordered his Boston United first teamers to get nasty – or risk losing their places.

After an up-and-down start to the season, the joint boss has warned that results must improve, and fast.

Speaking honestly, Canoville’s verdict is that his players need to become tougher on the pitch – even with one another – in a bid to raise their games.

“We’re lacking that bit of aggression,” he told The Standard.

“We want more aggression. We’re too nice.

“We should be demanding more from our teammates.

“We need to step that up and sort it quickly.”

It has been a nightmare week for the Pilgrims.

They wasted chance after chance at home as they drew with Histon and lost to relegation favourites Vauxhall Motors and Nuneaton Town, undoing the good work that saw them open the campaign with victory at Workington.

The manager, currently one of five injury worries, believes that those in the starting XI should be putting in performances good enough to see them keep their places, as the walking wounded set to return and fight for a start.

He also expects better from those on the pitch right now.

He added: “Our starting XI looks like a promotion-winning team so we can make no excuses.

“They’re also playing for their places as there will be other people we can put in there instead.”