Now for the play-offs? Joe Maguire believes Boston United can still fight their way up the table

Joe Maguire.
Joe Maguire.

Joe Maguire is refusing to give up on his promotion dream.

The Pilgrims defender has made no secret that he left Nuneaton Town to join Boston United because he thought the move would aid his hopes of forcing his way into the National League.

And following his side’s 1-1 draw at Stockport County of Saturday, Maguire believes it’s time to start looking up.

“You’ve got to come away with positives, we edged the game,” he said.

“We’ve now got to turn points into three points at this stage of the season because we want to get into the play-offs.

“I think we’ve got the squad here to get into the play-offs, it’s good enough.

“We just need to cut out those silly errors and we’ll have every chance.”

United ended the weekend 12 points behind fifth-placed Darlington 1883, but with three-quarters of the season left Maguire believes there is all to play for.

And the defender also believes the side is only going to improve.

He added: “The first half, I thought, was the best performance of the season.

“We conceded after the break but it’s a good point on the road.

“It’s a brand new squad, there’s not many players who have played with each other in other teams or whatever, so we’re a brand new squad.

“I think we’re finally coming together.

“It’s taken eight or nine games, but hopefully now we can go on a little run and see where we are.”

United host Alfreton Town tonight.

Kick off will be at 7.45pm.