High five! Fairclough believes Boston United can make the play-offs

Ben Fairclough.

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BEN Fairclough is backing Boston United to surge towards a top-five finish.

The in-form striker reckons there is enough ability in the amber and blacks’ dressing room for the club to put together a late fight and earn a place in the play-off spots.

“That’s why we’re here, to finish up there,” Fairclough told The Standard.

“We believe we’re good enough to get into the play-offs.

“It won’t be easy but there’s enough games left.

“We’re playing well and we’ve got confidence in the side.

“It’s what we all want.”

After joining the club in September, Fairclough said he was attracted to the Jakemans Stadium because he wanted to play in a promotion-chasing side.

And he certainly believes that is still the case.

After a stop-start United career, the former Nottingham Forest forward has made a place in the starting line-up his own, joining Spencer Weir-Daley and Marc Newsham in a three-man attack.

With 15 games left to play this campaign, Fairclough, 23, has set himself a target of reaching double figures - that means eight more goals.

However, Fairclough’s two goals to date have both proven vital matchwinners - in the FA Trophy success against Hyde United and the Blue Square Bet North clash at Corby Town.

On both occasions, United won 2-1.