Lee tells his strikeforce to score goals and keep him on the touchline

Jason Lee was an imposing figure up front - but now he hopes to remain on the sidelines

Jason Lee was an imposing figure up front - but now he hopes to remain on the sidelines

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JASON Lee has told his Boston United strikers to do their jobs and keep him on the sidelines.

The 6 ft 3ins Lee has always been an imposing figure in attack throughout his long career in football.

But now he hopes to hang up his boots for good and let his Pilgrims strikers do the business.

However, he has warned that if they don’t perform, he will be happy to take their place in attack.

After being announced as United’s new joint manager, along with current defender Lee Canoville, he said: “Lee’s a player first and we need someone do the job on the side.

“I’m not looking to pay games - but if Im needed I’ll play.

“I’ll keep myself fit in case I’m needed.

“But it’s really up to the strikers to make sure I dont need to play another game this season.”

Lee currently has Danny Davidson, Adam Boyes, Miles Hunter, Mark Newsham and Spencer Weir-Daley as options in attack, as well as himself.

Lee returned to York Street for his second spell with the Pilgrims this season, before leaving due to a family bereavement.

However, he has turned out three times since then for Arnold Town, doing a ‘favour for a friend’.

He was due to play for them last night, but severed his ties with the club to take over the reins at York Street.

And after enjoying two seasons with United in the Football League - where he scored 15 goals in 51 starts - Lee wants to help guide the amber and blacks back up the Footballing ladder.

“I want to see club progress,” he said.

“I left the club when they were in the league. For whatever reasons they dropped out of the league, but what I’ve seen is the club moving in the right way and the players are producing.

“I want to see us keep on going forward.”