Can you win anything with kids? New Boston United reserves boss Martyn Bunce to put faith in youth

Martyn Bunce.
Martyn Bunce.

NEW Boston United Reserves boss Martyn Bunce will put his faith in youth this season.

After two campaigns as Glen Maddison’s assistant, the Pilgrims’ former keeper has made the step up.

With Maddison moving to UCL Premier side Sleaford, Bunce now wants to put his own stamp on the side.

“We’ll hopefully put together a bit more of a younger side than we’ve had in the past,” he told The Standard.

“Obviously, we want to help Steve Welsh’s lads (from the under 18s) progress through to us, and maybe we can looking at other players from the area to bring in.”

Although he wants to bring success to the second string, Bunce - who is also the Centre of Excellence’s goalkeeping coach - he says his main aim is to help guide his players into the first team squad.

“If you look at players like James Reed, that’s our aim,” he added.

“We want to see lads move through the youth system into the reserves and then into the first team, that’s the natural progression and what we want to see happen.

“Speaking to Jason (Lee, first-team manager), we are both keen to see the right youngsters going through.

“But we have to get the right players in.

“And I don’t mean they’ll all be young, we need some experience in there to help them along as well.”

Although on the pitch the Pilgrims will go for a youthful approach, it will be veterans helping them on their path.

Bunce will be assisted by ex-United striker Mickey Nuttell and Nigel Vince, formerly with Boston Town and Holbeach United.

Aidie Daubney, who led Wyberton Colts under 18s to an undefeated league season, will also join the club.