United aiming to close gap on leaders Alfreton

On-loan Sheffield Wednesday defender Cecil Nyoni is poised to make his home debut.

On-loan Sheffield Wednesday defender Cecil Nyoni is poised to make his home debut.

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BOSTON United entertain lowly Hinckley United tonight (Tuesday) at the Jakemans Stadium hoping to build on their 1-0 victory at Gloucester City on Saturday.

A win tonight, and defeats for both Telford and Nuneaton, would see the Pilgrims go into third place behind Guiseley and Alfreton.

However, if Alfreton win and United lose there will be a nine point gap between the two teams with Alfreton still having two games in hand.

United bosses Paul Hurst and Rob Scott always knew January would be a crunch month, with postponed games forcing a fixture pile up, and so it is proving with Boston losing some of their early season momentum.

Hinckley lie fourth from bottom having lost six of their nine away games in the Bet Square North league.

Boston could hand a debut to on-loan Scunthorpe United left-back Rory Coleman, while former Hinckley keeper Dan Haystead and on-loan Sheffield Wednesday defender Cecil Nyoni are poised to make their home debuts.

Coleman could replace Gareth Jelleyman who has been struggling with an Achilles injury over recent weeks, while fellow defenders Shaun Pearson and Kieran Murphy are definitely ruled out.

The Pilgrims won the reverse fixture against Hinckley 1-0 earlier in the season.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm.