Garner gets a kick out of Boston United’s pace

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Scott Garner has admitted he has to stop himself from kicking his Boston United teammates.

The Pilgrims have put an emphasis on speedy players and counter attacking football this season in an attempt to improve on last campaign’s away record, which saw them win just five times on the road.

And while the club captain says he enjoys watching the likes of Kaine Felix, Jamie McGhee and David Fallah leaving the opposition for dead, he isn’t to keen when it happens to him in training.

“They keep the ball so tight to their feet and they’re so quick,” Garner said.

“We’re happy to see it because we know they’ll be doing that against the opponents on Saturday.

“We don’t hit them in training, but if we came up against them in a match I think we would have to.”

The new set-up appears to work well for the Pilgrims, who have picked up 10 points from their five away matches in the Vanarama North.

And Garner isn’t complaining.

He added: “We’ve been training on getting fast starts and counter attacking.

“We have got a lot of pace in the squad. We’ve got fast lads and I think they can do a lot this year.”