The Moors the merrier for old guard

Alan White.
Alan White.

ALAN White reckons that Boston United’s golden oldies can still teach the Blue Square Bet North’s young pretenders a thing or two.

The 35-year-old (pictured) returned to team up with Pilgrims bosses Jason Lee and Lee Canoville a fortnight ago.

The trio, along with Lawrie Dudfield – who is also with the club on an as-and-when basis – all left the Jakemans Stadium in 2006 to join up with Steve Thompson at Notts County.

And now White reckons that the foursome could still be awesome if sent out to do battle together.

“I would never have seen us all back together,” he said.

“But I think we can all still do a job.

“Canners is the youngest, but I think we can all play a part.

“Jason Lee looks the same as he did five years ago.

“What is he about 46 now? But as you saw at Harrogate he’s still got it, he scored a typical Jay Lee goal, getting over the defender to head it in.”

Although eager to retain his relationship with his old pals, White is still adjusting to the pre-match tactics.

He added: “It’s my old pals giving the team talks now, which feels a little strange.

“But they’re saying the right things.

“They’ll do a great job as managers.”

On Saturday, the Pilgrims host Solihull Moors (KO 3pm) - the team that Lee and Canoville began their managerial careers against last year.

The 1-0 defeat at Damson Park also signalled Paul Bastock’s return to the club.

That loss in March was the first of just four Blue Square Bet North defeats the duo have suffered since they took up their places in the dug-out, from 15 contests.

Matt Smith netted the winner that day while Spencer Weir-Daley missed a penalty.

Despite finishing last season in seventh, Moors have not had the best of starts to the season, losing all seven of their opening matches.