Dan Haystead: “Little mistakes are costing Boston United”

Dan Haystead.
Dan Haystead.

Boston United keeper Dan Haystead believes that ‘little mistakes’ have blighted his Blue Square Bet North season.

The 27-year-old has kept seven clean sheets to date this campaign.

But the 1-0 victory over Colwyn Bay has been the Pilgrims’ only shut-out in their past 20 matches.

Now Haystead - who played in 18 of those contests - has vowed to help turn the club’s fortunes around.

He told The Standard: “The little things just aren’t going right for me.

“When little things go wrong – not big things just little mistakes – then they go in.

“That’s been the story of my season. As a team it’s our story all season.”

Haystead - who rejoined in the summer from league rivals Hinckley - believes Saturday’s trip to Solihull Moors (KO 3pm) is a chance for the squad to start climbing back up the table.

He added: “As a keeper, you’re always going to make mistakes.

“I’m massively highly critical of myself, as most people are.

“But I’ll just keep working hard. I’m big and strong enough to admit when it’s my fault.

“Boston’s a massive club at this level and I’ll always try to perform the best I can.

“I’ll always give 100 per cent.”

On Tuesday, the Pilgrims travel to face Harrogate Town.