We owe the Boston United fans a performance, says Danny Sleath

Danny Sleath in action at Bishop's Stortford. Photo: David Shipman.
Danny Sleath in action at Bishop's Stortford. Photo: David Shipman.

DANNY Sleath says Boston United need to turn on the style against Workington on Saturday.... as payback to the fans.

The Pilgrims have had a poor start at the Jakemans Stadium this season.

Boston have won their last two league matches at home – victories over Hinckley and Droylsden – but these are their only three-point hauls at York Street.

Defeats to bottom club Solihull Moors and struggling Vauxhall Motors, plus draws with Histon, Halifax and Kidsgrove (in the FA Cup) have meant a frustrating start for the amber faithful.

But Sleath – who scored in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Histon – says it is time to give the home support something to cheer.

“We have to put in a good performance. We owe it to the fans, if nothing else,” the midfielder told The Standard.

“We need to get our season back on track.

“Three points could move us back into the play-offs, or at least a step closer.”

United opened their Blue Square Bet North season with a 2-1 victory at Workington.

Kevin Holsgrove – who has since left the club – grabbed both United goals that day.

The Reds are currently struggling, second bottom in the table.

But after defeat at home to Solihull, Sleath says Boston have learned a vital lesson.

“We know what we have to do,” he added.

“Hopefully, there won’t be any more banana skins.

“I didn’t play in the first game as I was in China (representing Great Britain at the World University Games).

“They’ll be a new opponent for me, but we have to go out and play our normal game.”

Saturday’s kick off is at 3pm.