Is Dowie set for Boston United return this weekend?

Jay Dowie pushes forward for United against Norwich.

Jay Dowie pushes forward for United against Norwich.

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Boston United hope that midfield enforcer Jay Dowie could be in line for a return from injury.

The ballwinner has been on the sidelines since picking up an ankle injury at Carlton Town in pre-season.

Manager Dennis Greene is targeting Saturday’s match at Bradford Park Avenue (KO 3pm) or, failing that, the following Saturday’s Vanarama North contest away at Stockport County for the former Histon man’s return.

“We’re hoping Jay will be back for Bradford but, if not that, then at Stockport,” Greene said.

The Pilgrims also hope that midfielder Jamie McGhee will shrug off a knock to be available for the weekend’s trip to the Horsfall Stadium, the site of United’s 2009-10 UniBond Premier play-off final victory.

Striker Marc Newsham, who scored 21 times last season, is pencilled in to make a first-team return within the next month.

Newsham is expected to turn out alongside the club’s under 21 side within the next fortnight.