Jason Lee backs his Boston United side to wage war against Blyth’s Spartans

JASON Lee is backing his Boston United squad to come good against Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

The Pilgrims dressing room was left disappointed on Saturday, following the amber and blacks’ draw against lowly Hyde.

However, Lee, whose side remains unbeaten in their past three fixtures, is confident that his squad will be back to their winning ways come the weekend.

“Let’s not get too disheartened. We’re still in there,” he said, pointing out that the Pilgrims still hold onto third spot in the Blue Sqauare Bet North.

“There’s 15 or 16 other teams who’d want to swap places with us.

“We’re here to be judged over the whole season, and over the majority of the season we’ve been better than most teams.”

Lee also told his squad to keep playing their way and they will record more successes this campaign.

“Stay with it,” he continued.

“From my point of view, I know we’ll be keen to put things right.”

Lee also expects Shaun Pearson (back), Ryan Semple (migraine) and Lawrie Dudfield (illness) to be available for selection next week.

Spartans, however, will be no pushovers as – with Eastwood currently appealing a league decision to not allow them to compete in the play-offs due to the standard of their ground – they aim to make a late surge and possibly steal a play-off place for themselves.

Blyth, who have ex-United defender Alan White in their ranks, will have to find their form swiftly though as they have not won in their previous three matches.

They lost 2-0 at home to Gloucester on Saturday. Before that they drew 0-0 with Stalybridge and lost 5-1 to Hinckley.

Boston drew 0-0 at Croft Park when the two sides met in the first fixture back in November.

United will be without the injured duo of defender Kieran Murphy and goalkeeper Dan Haystead when they host Spartans on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).