Emery sets sights on FA Cup progression with Boston United

Michael Emery.
Michael Emery.

Boston United have set their sights on reaching the FA Cup’s first round, says Michael Emery.

Unless Boston United’s persistance can convince Peterborough United to change their minds and allow Dion-Curtis Henry to feature in Saturday’s visit to Southern League Kettering Town (KO 3pm), Emery looks set to feature between the sticks again.

And while the Poppies - with former United striker Spencer Weir-Daley in their ranks - could be a potential banana skin, the summer signing wants the side to progress through this round and the next to make the first round proper, where Football League sides find their names in the hat.

After making his Pilgrims debut in the second qualifying round’s 2-1 victory at Kirby Muxloe, Emery is hungry for more action.

“The idea’s to take each game as it comes and hopefully get to the first round and get a league club, that’s the main aim,” he told The Standard.

Emery finds himself in the strange position of being the club’s back-up stopper and also the goalkeeping coach, meaning his tasks include helping to improve the player he wants to dethrone.

But the 25-year-old says he will just continue to do what the manager asks of him, while hoping for further opportunities.

“I think the manager’s made a decision at the start of the season,” he continued.

“I’ve had a few injuries previously and I’ve got to be sensible as well. It was a good decision for me and the club.

“I’m trying to improve in terms of coaching as well, and pass on my experience. It’s been younger keepers who have come in.

“I’m desperate to be playing and want to when I can, but I will always pass on experience where I can.

“We’re rivals but when they play I wish them the best of luck. It’s a team game.”