Boston United to check on player fitness ahead of North Ferriby FA Trophy replay

Rene Steer.
Rene Steer.

Boston United will be forced to assess the fitness of a number of squad members before tonight’s FA Trophy replay with North Ferriby.

A handful of Dennis Greene’s players were nursing injuries following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Grange Lane.

With Marc Newsham still returning from a longstanding knee injury, he may not be fully recovered in time to make his second start in four days.

“It’s not ideal, we took a lot of knocks there,” said manager Greene.

“We’ll have to see what kind of shape we’re in come Tuesday.

“Newsh has got to recover for a start, that’s not going to be easy for him.”

Meanwhile, Rene Steer and Kyle Dixon were both left battered and bruised following the physical encounter against the Villagers.

“Rene has took a knock to the ribs, Scholesy’s got a problem with his groin,” Greene added.

“We didn’t need the replay but we’ll see what happens Tuesday.”

United haven’t ruled out a return from injury for Dayle Southwell (hamstring) or Connor Marshall (knee), although it is expected that tonight’s contest has come a little too early for the pair.

However, Greene remains confident his side can book their place in round two and set up a home clash against Vanarama North strugglers Hyde.

He added: “You’d like to think it’s in our favour as we’re at home.

“We know what Ferriby is all about and you’ve just got to deal wth that aerial bombardment.

“It’s not rocket science but it’s hard to defend against because he’s (target man Tom Denton) so big.”

Kick off will be at 7.45pm.