Find your form if you want promotion - Pilgrims boss Hurst warns

Paul Hurst (right) with fellow boss Rob Scott
Paul Hurst (right) with fellow boss Rob Scott

PILGRIMS boss Paul Hurst has warned his Boston United squad to find their form against Guiseley – or risk ending the season empty-handed.

Saturday’s FA Trophy defeat to Gloucester City means promotion from the Blue Square Bet North is the club’s only chance of major glory this campaign.

And after claiming a trophy treble in his first season at York Street, Hurst is keen to keep the silverware coming.

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s visit of promotion rivals Guiseley, he said: “It’s a big game for us next week. That’s all we have got left.”

But he has also warned his squad that if they want to defeat the Lions, they must improve upon Saturday’s showing against the Tigers.

“Like I say, it’s a big game (against Guiseley). If we play anything like we did (against Gloucester), we will be on the end of a big defeat,” Hurst added.

Victory on Saturday (KO 3pm), could see the fifth-placed Pilgrims move ahead of Guiseley, currently in third spot, by virtue of goal difference.

Hurst is no stranger to success and is hungry for more this season.

United aim to have defensive trio Shaun Pearson, Cecil Nyoni and Gareth Jelleyman back from injury.

Last season, he and joint-boss Rob Scott led United to promotion from the UniBond Premier via the play-offs.

They also scooped the Lincs Senior Shield and UniBond Challenge Cup.

The previous season, their first in management, the duo helped now-defunct Ilkeston Town to promotion from the UniBond Premier, also via the play-offs.

United remain in this season’s Lincs Senior Shield and will face Stamford in the final.

A date has yet to be arranged.