Boston United must turn defence into attack, says Tom Ward

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Defenders Tom Ward and Nathan Stainfield say it is time for them to start getting on the scoresheet for Boston United.

With forwards Spencer Weir-Daley and Ben Fairclough both preparing to begin three-match bans following their red cards during Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Altrincham, the club’s centre backs are both eager to do the business at the other end.

Despite Ward (four) and Stainfield (two) both grabbing goals last season, neither have got off the mark yet this campaign.

“We’ve been working on it a lot in training and it’s been frustrating us both.” admitted Ward, who says boss Jason Lee wants them to pose more of an attacking threat.

“We know we’re both very dominant in the air, and from set-pieces we should be putting the ball in the net.

“The gaffer’s having a bit in our ear telling us ‘oi boys, we need to start scoring off set-pieces’.”

“Hopefully we can chip in with a few goals, but the main thing is stopping them at the other end.”

Stainfield reiterated Ward’s views, telling The Standard: “Me and Tom need to stop conceding goals, that’s our top priority.

“I’m not getting on my own back too much about it, if I get in the right positions it’ll come.”

Weir-Daley and Fairclough are eligible to play in Saturday’s match against Worcester City (KO 3pm) and Tuesday’s trip to Stalybridge Celtic (KO 7.45pm).