It’s points not goals that we want - Hurst warns

Paul Hurst
Paul Hurst

PILGRIMS boss Paul Hurst has warned the Boston United faithful not to expect a goalfest as his side prepare to face Redditch tonight.

While the amber and blacks are gearing up to launch an assault on the Blue Square Bet North play-off places come the end of the campaign, this evening’s opponents will have a very different outlook.

Redditch’s dream this season is survival.

They are currently propping up the rest of the teams in the division and suffering nightmares from their 9-0 home defeat to Boston in August.

To date, Redditch have conceded 58 times and have a goal difference of -40.

However, their deficit was not helped by the meeting between Redditch and Boston at the Valley Stadium in August.

On the day, Anthony Church, Danny Davidson and Shaun Pearson each bagged a brace, while Miles Hunter, Spencer Weir-Daley and Ryan Semple also found the back of the net.

However, since that day, Redditch have made changes to personnel and Hurst doesn’t expect a repeat scoreline at York Street (KO 7.45pm).

He said: “They will also come here with a point to prove and will up their game. They’ll be looking to get revenge.

“So we won’t be taking them lightly and we’ll make sure our players don’t think they can win the game just by turning up.

“But if we play like we did in our last game, then we will be too strong for them.”

Rob Scott reiterated his fellow manager’s opinions, saying: “I don’t care if it’s 1-0 or 9-0. The main thing for us is winning three points.”

Captain Lee Canoville is a doubt for tonight’s contest after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday’s draw with Guiseley.

Fellow central defender Kieran Murphy is also a doubt.