We can do this! Garner backs Boston United to tackle Nuneaton and claim top-five finish

Scott Garner.
Scott Garner.

Scott Garner is calling on Boston United to take the game to promotion rivals Nuneaton Town - and help the Pilgrims plant one foot in the play-offs.

The two National League North rivals clash at the Jakemans Stadium on Saturday in a contest which could have a massive bearing on who secures fifth place in the table and keeps their promotion dream alive (KO 3pm).

“We can do this, we can score goals and not concede, we’re a real good team,” the skipper said.

“I’m really looking forward to it.

“There’s a lot on the line and it’s a game to look forward to.

“I’m sure we’ll come out fast and really get involved.”

Saturday’s goalless draw at Harrogate - which saw keeper Fabian Spiess pull off a superb stoppage-time double save - saw Boston end the weekend in fifth place, three points ahead of sixth-placed Tamworth and four in front of Nuneaton in seventh.

But Nuneaton ended the weekend with the luxury of having two games in hand, one of which was last night’s contest at Gloucester City.

However, United’s mission statement is simple: win your final two league matches at home to Nuneaton and away at Stalybridge Celtic and you’re in the play-offs.

And Garner - who scored in United’s 3-1 victory at Nuneaton earlier this season - isn’t even considering late heartbreak this term.

He added: “We’re a stroing team and I’m backing us all the way.

“I’m sure we can win that game, put ourselves in a great position and get a play-off spot.

“We’re probably the one team other teams are hoping don’t get in the play-offs.”