Carl Piergianni has warned his pals at Stalybridge Celtic that Boston United won’t be doing them any favours this Saturday.
Celtic sit precariously above the Vanarama North’s relegation spots, and ex-Pilgrims Stefan Galinksi and Lewis King would love their former employers to help them out.
But Piergianni - who also played alongside King at Stockport and Galinski at Corby - is adamant that all friendships are out of the window while United look to secure a top five finish.
“We can’t do them any favours,” the centre back said.
“They’re good pals of mine but there are no friendships on the pitch.
“All we can think about is three points.”
If United can claim victory at Stalybridge and Tamworth are beaten at home by Leamington, also on Saturday, then the Pilgrims will be guaranteed a place in the play-offs.
However, Piergianni says nothing can be taken for granted and Boston must be on top of their game in the north west.
He added: “It’s definitely not done yet, we’ve taken a massive step but Stalybridge away will be a tough game.
“They’re fighting for their lives.
“We want to go and polish it off next week, but we need to be professional about it.
“We’re hitting form at a great time of the season.”
Both Galinski and King will be watching from the sidelines at Bower Fold on Saturday (KO 3pm), defender Galinski unable to play as a condition of his transfer while keeper King is currently injured.