‘Get on a run and we can win it!’ McGhee says Boston United’s promotion hopes remain very much alive

Jamie McGhee.
Jamie McGhee.

Boston United winger Jamie McGhee says the Skrill North promotion race remains as wide open as ever.

The Pilgrims are one of 11 sides who arguably still have hopes of finishing in the top five.

And despite slipping down to seventh following the weekend’s 1-0 reverse at Workington, McGhee is adamant that Boston remain right in the mix.

“When I signed I looked at the league and thought we were right in it,” he said.

“And we still are, one result doesn’t mean anything.

“We’ve got to keep kicking on, but it’s anybody’s. Anybody who gets on a good run can win this league.”

United return to action on Saturday, hosting second-bottom Oxford City (KO 3pm).

Despite the Pilgrims losing to the only team below the City in the table at the weekend, McGhee believes United are desperate to put that loss behind them with a stylish win at the expense of Oxford.

He added: “It’s a game that we’ll want to put to bed as soon as we can.

“It’s very important that we pick up the three points to remain in the play-off hunt.

“We’ll work hard in training and come again next Saturday.”

Oxford, who are without a victory in eight contests, have only won once on the road this season, a 2-0 scoreline at Worcester City in December.

Ian Ross scored as Boston drew 1-1 at Marsh Lane in September.