He misses the Imp-ortant matches! Boston United boss Drury sets his sights on bringing back derby days with Lincoln City

Graham Drury.
Graham Drury.

Graham Drury hasn’t even taken his first match in charge of Boston United... but he’s already dreaming of a derby day clash with Lincoln City.

The 41-year-old endeared himself to Boston United fans during Monday night’s fans’ forum when he stated that the Pilgrim were the ‘biggest team in Lincolnshire’.

That got an instant reaction from Imps fans on Twitter, some calling the boss and the club’s supporters ‘deluded’.

Fans of Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United also questioned whether Drury knew where the boundaries for his home county actually lay.

But Drury – who feels he can earn promotion with the amber and black part of Yellowbelly county – reckons matches against City in the Blue Square Bet Premier are not too far away.

He said: “We’re not that far behind Lincoln now.

“There’s just one division difference.

“It’s our aim to get promoted and have those derbies with Lincoln.”

Boston and Lincoln last met competitively on Boxing Day 2006, with the Imps winning 2-1.

Since then, both sides have fallen out of the Football League, but United more severely.

Honours were even between the two sides during their five years of doing battle in the Football League.

Both sides earned three victories, while there were four draws.

And it is big games like that which Drury wants to bring back to the club.

He added: “When you go to Bristol Rovers and places like that, I want more days like that.

“Beating Kidderminster with Corby and beating FC United when they brought the big crowd to Stamford, they’re the challenges you want every day.

“You like to feel you’re capable of coming out on top and it’s great.”