“You still have your fun, but you’ve got to be sensible!” Rene Steer gives his take on being sober for Boston United this Christmas

Rene Steer.

Rene Steer.

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While most of us will be tucking into turkey and washing it down with a bit of booze this afternoon, Christmas Day is different for Boston United’s squad members.

Like footballers across the country, they’ll be forced to put stuffing themselves on hold as they prepare for a Boxing Day contest.

And with Lowestoft arriving at the Jakemans Stadium for tomorrow’s Vanarama North clash, Rene Steer says he is happy to keep the beer and wine in the fridge to help the Pilgrims pick up three points.

“You still have your fun, but you’ve got to be sensible and careful,” the left back told The Standard.

“You have to make sure you sleep properly, you’re up and eating right still, and not having a drink.

“I still have the meat and eat what I can, just no wine and Champagne or anything like that.”

Steer says he’s fortunate that his family support him, and don’t gulp down too much tempting alcohol in front of him.

“They’re good to me, so that’s good. I guess none of us would do it (stay sober) unless we love playing football,” added the ex-Arsenal trainee, who reckons victories against Lowestoft on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, as well as a win in North Ferriby on Sunday (all 3pm) would be a hat-trick of crackers.

“If we can finish the christmas period with a few wins I’ll be very happy.”