Deacey sets his sights on promotion with Boston United

Jordan Deacey.
Jordan Deacey.

Jordan Deacey has big plans for Boston United this season.

The midfielder, who was offered a Pilgrims deal after impressing on trial during the summer, believes there is enough quality in the dressing room to steer the club to the National League North title.

“Promotion. Let’s win it,” Deacey (pictured) replied when asked what his goals for the season were.

“It’s a realistic aim, I think so.

“After going so close last year I think it’s a real possibility.”

If United are to be up there and challenging come the end of the campaign, they will need to pick up points from two crunch contests this week.

Boston host newly-promoted Curzon Ashton on Saturday (KO 3pm), followed by Tuesday’s trip to Brackley Town (KO 7.45pm).

The last meeting between the Pilgrims and The Nash came in March 2010.

Goals from Danny Sleath and Spencer Weir-Daley saw Boston leave the Tameside Stadium with a 2-0 victory as they marched on towards lifting the UniBond Challenge Cup.

United had never even faced Brackley when they last faced Ashton.

But the two sides have been involved in some memorable contests in the past three seasons

Hitting the road shouldn’t worry the Pilgrims, who have a better record against Brackley at St James’ Park than they do on home soil.

Their only two victories against the Saints were recorded in Northamptonshire, last season’s 1-0 success, courtesy of a Stefan Galinski volley, and 2013’s 2-0 result - which was Dennis Greene’s first away match in charge of Boston and the first meeting between the two sides.

In total, the two recent rivals have faced one another seven times, with Brackley currently on top having recorded four victories and a draw.