Two is the magic number for Boston United assistant Graham Hyde

Graham Hyde.
Graham Hyde.

GRAHAM Hyde says he made the right decision joining Boston United - because he likes winning.

The Pilgrims assistant manager knows results on the pitch can make or break a week.

But he believes it’s so far, so good.

“I’m enjoying being here,” Hyde told The Standard following Saturday’s FA Cup victory at Tadcaster Albion.

“But you only enjoy it when you’re winning games.

“A result can make your day and night - or it can ruin your day and night.

“We’ve won four out of the last five, so things are going well.”

The former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder accepted Jason Lee’s offer to become the Pilgrims’ number two in the summer, after quitting the dug-out at Redditch United.

Before that, he and Lee didn’t have much of a relationship, other than being rivals on the turf.

But Hyde – who jokes about how he ran into Lee’s elbows before they were ever introduced – says victories are helping their friendship blossom.

“It’s a good relationship, although we had a difficult spell as a club when we lost four on the trot,” Hyde continued.

“But we seem to have come out of that and we’re really looking forward to having a good season.”

Hyde has been credited with helping to tighten the side up defensively by his playing staff.

The return of Tom Ward from injury has also had a big impact on the side’s results.

Since Kern Miller was replaced by the young central defender, United have won four of their past five matches, keeping three clean sheets along the way.

They are now aiming for more success on Saturday, when they travel to face fifth-placed FC Halifax Town (KO 3pm).

Striker Spencer Weir-Daley looks set to return from injury.

But he will have his work cut out winning his place back from Mark Jones, who has scored in the past two matches.

“We’re expecting Spencer to train this week and it’ll be good to have another option,” Hyde added.

“But the first thing is keeping a clean sheet in the game.

“If you get clean sheets you’ll win games of football, it’s a simple thing.”

United have been drawn to host Blue Square Bet North rivals Altrincham in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The match will be played on October 20 (KO 3pm).