St Juste back in the starting XI as Pilgrims host FC Halifax Town

Scott Garner.
Scott Garner.

Jason St Juste has returned to the Boston United starting XI as the Pilgrims host FC Halifax Town this afternoon.

The winger was named on the bench for last week’s 3-3 draw at Salford City after only returning from Caribbean Cup duty with St Kitts and Nevis days earlier.

He replaces Courtney Wildin and is the only change to the starting XI.

Although Boston have no new injury troubles, a rare treat this season, Nat Brown, Joe Burgess, Herve Pepe-Ngoma, Shane Clarke and Grant Roberts all remain sidelined.

The Shaymen’s squad includes former Pilgrims Jordan Burrow and Scott Garner, along with Tom Denton, Liam King, Josh Wilde and Nathan Hotte - part of Billy Heath’s North Ferriby squad which beat United 3-2 on aggregate in last season’s play-off semi-final.

Something has to give today as the Pilgrims, unbeaten in their past six National League North contests, host a side who arrived at the Jakemans Stadium with the momentum of five straight wins behind them.

Earlier this month Dennis Greene cited those weeks running from the middle of October through to middle November as the biggest test his side will face so far this campaign, with back-to-back clashes against Salford and Halifax, followed up by tests against Brackley Town and AFC Fylde.

After last weekend’s draw he is expecting better - perhaps the same spirit which saw his side snatch a late equaliser, but not the defensive sloppiness which saw two earlier leads slip away.

Kick off will be at 3pm.

UNITED: Henry, Thomas, Maguire, Robinson, Gordon, Marshall, Agnew, Hilliard, St Juste, Rollins, Smith.

SUBS: Wildin, Fairhurst, Chippendale, Couzens, Colley.

HALIFAX: Drench, Moyo, Wilde, King, Hotte, Garner, MacDonald, Lynch, Denton, Sinnott, Simmons.

SUBS: Peniket, Brown, Hibbs, Burrow, Nicholson.

REF: Paul Graham.

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