Scott Garner is backing Boston United to consolidate their place in the National League North’s play-off spots.
The Pilgrims will end the year fourth in the standings - the highest they have been at this time of year under manager Dennis Greene.
United have also picked up more points in the second half of the last two campaigns than they did in the first half, and the skipper wants more of the same as he targets promotion.
“I think at Boston the turn of the year always gets things a little more exciting and, at the turn of the year, fourth’s probably a bit higher than we’ve ever been,” Garner said.
“We’ve got to look positive and kick on.
“We look strong and now we want to get up there and finish as high as possible.
“We seem to pick up a bit of momentum as the excitement builds around the place, you can sense it.
“We’ve got a good squad now, the bench is looking strong, and people can come on and change the game.”
United’s position may be a little false as they have played more games than their rivals.
However, with other teams vying for promotion having to face one another over the next few weeks, points will be dropped and Boston are aiming to capitalise.
Last season United finished third after seeing in the new year in sixth position.
The 2013-14 campaign saw Boston finish sixth, a place higher than they found themselves on January 1 of that season.
The last time United entered the new year in fourth was in the 2010-11 season, when they endedup in third position.