CHRIS Hall says Boston United are heading off to Workington ready to fight.
The Pilgrims kick off their Blue Square Bet North campaign in Cumbria on Saturday, with a long trek to face the Reds (KO 3pm).
But new signing Hall is confident the Pilgrims can do the business, impressed by the club’s one-for-all attitude.
“What’s great about this team is that we all fight for each other,” he told The Standard,
“That’s good news as we want to be going to Workington fighting for each other and high on confidence.
“It’s all about gathering momentum. We want to make that winning feeling a habit.”
Nothing has summed up United’s steely determination this season like last week’s Lincs Senior Shield victory at Gainsborough Trinity.
Despite a nervy first-half performance, the Pilgrims refused to buckle and goals from Kevin Holsgrove and Mikel Suarez saw them come from behind to to defeat their big-spending Yellowbelly rivals.
And it will be ‘horrible’ performances like that which could make or break United’s season.
Manager Jason Lee knows there will be matches on wet, windswept nights when it takes graft to grind out a result.
Having graduated from United’s Football League era, when an uncompromising approach was an important way to earn points, Lee is aiming for more of the same.
He said: “Sometimes we will need to be a horrible side that refuses to be beat, like the Boston of old.
“We’ll take a kick now and then, but as long as we react in the right way and continue to battle we’ll come good.”
United will host Histon on Tuesday evening (KO 7.45pm).
Season tickets are now available for collection at the club offices (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday).