“Criticism hurts, but I’ll turn jeers to cheers!” Drury remains positive following Vauxhall Motors defeat

Graham Drury.
Graham Drury.

Boston United boss Graham Drury has reacted to calls for him to be sacked by vowing to turn the club’s ailing fortunes around.

Fans flocked to the York Street tunnel at full time to boo Drury down to the dressing room and call on chairman David Newton to axe him.

They were angry after the 1-0 defeat to Vauxhall Motors saw United lose for the third time in eight days and extend their winless streak to seven matches.

But Drury remained defiant.

He said: “The fans pay to watch and have the right to say what they want.

“Of course criticism hurts, but it’s the manager who takes it when the side doesn’t win.

“I’m big enough and strong enough to take it.

“I’ve got broad shoulders for a small man.

“I want to turn those jeers into cheers.”

Drury said he is keen to bring in an unnamed winger and target man to the club before the end of next week.

But looking ahead to Tuesday’s home match with Gloucester City, he managed to crack a joke.

Asked why fans should turn out to support the club instead of watching Champions League football at home, he said: “They can bring their eggs and oranges and throw them at me.

“Maybe I’ll take and orange down on the chest and volley it in the net.

“We need something.”