“Lay off the players!” Jason Lee makes final request to Boston United fans

Jason Lee.
Jason Lee.

Former Pilgrims boss Jason Lee has made one final plea to the Boston United fans: ‘lay off the players’.

The former Nottingham Forest striker believes that his squad were subjected to too much negativity in their recent home games.

Of course, United’s failure to win in any of their final four matches at York Street - and an FA Trophy exit - haven’t helped the supporters’ mood.

However, Lee believes that pulling together could see United move up the table.

“If I could say anything to the fans, it’d probably be to ask them to lay off the players,” Lee told The Standard.

“They’re a young bunch of lads and it doesn’t help them.

“Everybody I worked with gave 100 per cent and everybody wanted the club to do well.”

Lee also believes that the expectations at York Street are too great.

He refuted chairman David Newton’s claims that he had a ‘top five’ budget, stating he believed the finances available were more ‘mid-table’.

He added: “Everybody wants promotion at Boston but there’s too much expectation.

“Just achieving a top-five finish would be an achievement.”

The former United boss has already received calls offering him jobs in football - among them were challenges for the 41-year-old to come out of retirement.

But despite his sacking, Lee says there are no hard feelings.

He added: “It was apleasure to manage Boston.

“There are places where you don’t feel part of it.

“But at Boston there are so many good people working hard behind the scenes.

“I’ve made lots of good friends here and I wish them all well.”