“We want to win every game - starting with Corby clash,” says Boston United boss Canoville

Boston United Football Club first team H/S.
Boston United Football Club first team H/S.

PILGRIMS boss Lee Canoville has dismissed suggestions that his side have nothing left to play for this season.

Off the pace in the Blue Square Bet North and out of the FA Cup and FA Trophy, some observers believe Boston United will just be going through the motions for the rest of the term.

But Canoville – who is in his first full season of management with partner Jason Lee – believes it is too early to suggest the season is dead in the water.

He said: “We’ve been very inconsistent this season, but if we start switching off and accept we’re going to be mid-table then that’s not the right attitude to give to the players.

“I’ll still be playing, Jason will probably still be playing games here and there and our attitude is to go and try to win every game.

“We’re learning all the time, we want to get better as a team and at the end of the day we want to pick up.

“If we do pick up and go on a really good run you can never rule anything out.”

Although the campaign was always going to be a learning curve for two new bosses, the managers will also want to finish their season strongly to remain in the dug-out after their one-year contracts expire in the summer.

Canoville (pictured) – who made the move from captain to player-manager 10 months ago – is also drawing on last season’s late surge that saw United book their place in the Blue Square Bet North play-offs as inspiration.

He added: “We did it last year and they went on a hell of a run to get into those play-off positions.

“We’re going to keep fighting and scrapping.”

That fighting and scrapping will continue on Saturday at Corby Town (KO 3pm), the first of three away games.

Clashes at Hinckley and Colwyn Bay will follow, but attention is focused on proving a point against Graham Drury’s Steelmen.

It took a controversial last-gasp equaliser for United to earn a 1-1 draw with Corby in December.

Tyrone Kirk’s strike appeared to have been cleared off the goalline, only for the referee’s assistant’s flag to grant Boston a point.

Jean-Paul Marna put Corby ahead from the penalty spot after Paul Bastock had already saved a Matt Rhead spot kick.