Canoville: We can bring new players in

Lee Canoville says he has cash available to bolster the United squad
Lee Canoville says he has cash available to bolster the United squad

BOSTON United boss Lee Canoville has revealed he and joint-coach Jason Lee have been given the thumbs up to bring new players into York Street as the club prepares for the final stretch of the season.

“We’ve been told that as long as we don’t break the bank or smash the budget we will be able to bring a player or two in,” Canoville told The Standard.

“We haven’t targeted anyone just yet, but if someone comes up the chairman has said we could have a chance of bringing them in.”

Canoville is swiftly getting used to life as a football manager.

He was unveiled to the Pilgrims’ squad as the joint acting boss until the end of the season last night, before hurrying to the Jakemans Stadium to take in the second half of the reserves’ 1-0 victory over Hykeham Town.

And one thing Canoville hopes to achieve is a stronger link with the second string.

“We didn’t have anything to do with the reserves under them (Rob Scott and Paul Hurst).

“I’d like to get some links going between the two sides. There’s no incentive for the reserve players to really step up to the first team at the moment.”

Ricky Drury is an exception to the rule as he was drafted into the first team for their 2-2 draw with Harrogate on Saturday, but that was enforced as Dan Haystead was suffering with ankle ligament damage.

Harry Deane has also made the occasional substitute appearance for the first team.

One player who did catch Canoville’s eye was Mickey Stones, who scored the winner in last night’s contest.

“He scores a lot of goal,” Canoville added.

“It’s nice to watch them play as we don’t ever get the chance.

“I just read in the programme that he keeps on scoring and wanted to have a look.”

And proving that there’s no rest for the wicked, Canoville and Lee will tonight travel to Corby to watch them host Saturday’s opponents Solihull Moors.

Canoville also confirmed that he hopes to extend the loan spells of his central defensive partner Kevin Austin (from Darlington) as well as Rotherham midfielders Grant Darley and Jamie Green.