Boston Town are ready for their FA Vase D-Day

Ian Dunn.
Ian Dunn.

Boston Town boss Ian Dunn says he won’t need to say anything to motivate his players as the club eyes a place in the last 32 of the FA Vase.

Only Gornal Athletic stand in the way of the Poachers and their dream of reaching the national phase of the cup competition.

And after previous victories against Huntingdon Town, Loughborough University, Dunkirk and Bridgnorth Town, the Boston side travel to Saturday’s round three match in the West Midlands knowing they have the ability to progress.

“The lads are up for this, of course they are,” said Dunn (pictured).

“We don’t have to say anything to them, the competition seems to bring the best out of them.

“In two of the previous rounds we’ve come from behind to win, so we know the boys won’t give up.

“They’ll give everything.”

Midland Alliance side Gornal saw a 3-0 lead slip as they drew with Tipton Town on Saturday.

But Town didn’t have ideal preparation either, with their UCL Premier clash against Peterborough Northern Star postponed.

That means Boston go into Saturday’s contest having not played since November 20.

“It’s not ideal, but hopefully we’ll be fresh,” Dunn added.

“We’ll work them hard in training to make sure they’re ready.”

Luke Toner and defender Michael Wood are the Poachers’ only injury doubts.

Town have signed two new players, see page 66.