Dan’s the man for Boston United! Stats show Sleath’s importance to Pilgrims

Danny Sleath.
Danny Sleath.

DANNY Sleath says he wants to stay at Boston United – and that’s good news for manager Jason Lee’s promotion hopes.

The statistics show that the Pilgrims perform much better with the midfield powerhouse in the team than without him.

So Lee will be delighted to hear Sleath looks set to accept the contract offer handed to him – and has his sights set on guiding United into the Blue Square Premier.

“I love the club and if I get a chance to stay then I will definitely be interested in that,” he said.

“I think if we play like can do then there’s no reason why this team can’t be there challenging for promotion.

“I’m sure the gaffer has got some additions in mind, I can’t see any reason why we can’t be up there.”

Sleath missed Boston United’s slow start to the season as he was helping Great Britain claim silver at the World Student Games, while injury kept him out of the club’s end-of-season slump, when they failed to win in their final five clashes.

In total, United have won 45 per cent of the 38 matches Sleath appeared in this campaign.

Compare that to the 12 games they have competed in without his services – where United have lost 68 per cent – and it shows how vital contribution is.

Sleath admitted he was desperate to be involved with the club as their Blue Square Bet North campaign came to a close.

However, with his ankle injury, he thought it best not to rush back.

He said: “In honesty, we didn’t have anything to play for.

“So I didn’t think it would be worth risking it and pushing it back to be out there.

“It was frustrating not playing, but hopefully I’ll be ready to start next season.”