Can he be a reluctant hero? Graham Hyde will take charge of Boston United on Saturday

Graham Hyde.
Graham Hyde.

Graham Hyde will take charge of Boston United’s Blue Square Bet North clash at Vauxhall Motors on Saturday... reluctantly.

The stand-in boss admits it is with an air of sadness that he returns to management, following the sacking of Jason Lee.

“The chairman’s asked me to do it and I’ve agreed,” said Hyde, who admits it is far too early to state whether he sees his future at York Street.

“We’ve had a run of six without a win - four losses and two draws - and ultimately it’s cost the manager his job.

“I would say that over the past few weeks some players haven’t been in top form, and the manager’s paid for that.

“Training’s always been sharp, but sometimes games don’t go your way.”

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Hyde formerly managed Redditch United, before becoming Lee’s number two in the summer.

During that time, he grew to know and appreciate Lee.

He told The Standard: “Jason was excellent, he really was.

“He knew the players very well and came across very well.

“It’s a shame he’s left the club.

“I think people should remember that before the Guiseley game, the club had won eight out of 11 matches, and that’s a great run.”

Hyde now takes control of Saturday’s trip to Vauxhall Motors.

But he won’t have a chance to meet his players before the match as there is no training session scheduled.

“It won’t be ideal but I’ll speak with Katie (Cooper, physio) to see who’s available and we’ll go from there.”