Graham Drury has backed his Boston United side to succeed in the Blue Square Bet North - but he hasn’t ruled out adding to his squad.
After taking charge of three training sessions ahead of his first match in the dug-out as Pilgrims boss - Boxing Day’s home clash with his former club Corby Town - the new gaffer says he likes what he has seen so far.
“They’ve been fantastic for me,” Drury said.
“I’ve had a chance to see what desire they’ve got to play for Boston.
“But words are cheap, actions are important.
“We have to do it on the pitch now.”
Following the sacking of former manager Jason Lee, the Pilgrims slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Vauxhall Motors.
Both caretaker boss Graham Hyde and captain Gareth Jelleyman suggested the squad were left feeling sorry for themselves.
But Drury says he has seen no evidence of this.
He added: “I didn’t sense that, they know I respect Jason as well.
“He’s always been a true pro towards me when I managed him (at Corby).
“I do appreciate what Jason’s done for the lads, he’s left us in a decent position.
“It’s not like we’re in the bottom two or three.”
However, Drury does believe that a couple of new faces could freshen things up in the dressing room.
After bringing in Jordan Smith from Ilkeston Town, the Boston boss is now waiting to see the outcomes from a further handful of seven-day approaches.
Drury said: “We’ve made a couple of approaches, but we have to be patient and wait to see what happens after the seven days are up.”
On Saturday, United were meant to have travelled to Altrincham for a league fixture.
But Drury’s first match as boss didn’t go ahead, due to a waterlogged pitch.
However, Drury’s first three points as Pilgrims manager came even before that clash.
And unfortunately, they weren’t on the pitch... Drury receiving his first ever speeding fine last Monday as he drove to York Street to accept the job.
On Saturday, United host Oxford City (KO 3pm) before travelling to face Corby on New Year’s Day (KO 3pm).