Moving forwards! Goal-shy Boston United set to sign two strikers

Lee Canoville.
Lee Canoville.

BOSTON United are set to unveil a new striker tomorrow, says manager Lee Canoville.

The Pilgrims boss was staying schtum about the identity of the forward, but expects him to put pen to paper as the club meets for training on Thursday.

“We do need to bring someone in who scores goals and has that natural ability,” Canoville said after last night’s 1-1 draw with Corby.

As well as bringing in a forward in time for the weekend’s trip to Guiseley, Canoville added that a second striker could also be on his way in time for the Boxing Day clash with Eastwood Town.

“We should hopefully have a striker in on Thursday and hopefully another one in next week,” Canoville said.

“If that comes off then great, if it doesn’t then we go to Guiseley without.

“We should have another in after the Christmas period.

“We had to be patient with the person we want to bring in but we’re moving in the right direction.

“It’s taken longer than people would have liked but it’s important to get the right person in.

“We’ve played some good stuff but it’s just that finishing at the end right now. Once we get that right we should be a very, very good side.”

Canoville’s final comments point towards yet another frustrating evening when a lack of prowess in the box cost the club points.

Once again, his goal-shy Pilgrims dominated the contest but failed to find the target regularly.

It took Tyrone Kirk’s controversial finish to earn a draw with 10-man Corby, who led through Jean-Paul Marna’s penalty.

Kirk’s effort was awarded by the referee’s assistant, although the ball didn’t appear to have crossed the goal line.

“We’ve drawn but it feels like a defeat as we’ve totally dominated the game,” Canoville reflected.

“At the end we’re chasing the game, but we’re disappointed not to have the game won before their second penalty.

“It would have been disastrous to lose to that kind of side there.

“I think we got a bit desperate at the end when we should have been more patient and built things up.

“We were lashing at it.”

Canoville stated neither of the two unnamed targets have played for United before, ruling out speculation that the targets could include former forwards Spencer Weir-Daley and Jamie Clarke.