Make or break! Weir-Daley remains cool as Boston United prepare for their biggest weekend of the season

Spencer Weir-Daley.
Spencer Weir-Daley.

Boston United are preparing for their biggest weekend of the season, with two matches which could make or break their promotion hopes.

On Saturday the Pilgrims travel to face mid-table Leamington, before hosting title challengers North Ferriby United at York Street on Easter Monday (both 3pm).

United and Skrill North rivals Guiseley are currently battling for fifth place - and that final play-off spot - with just three matches remaining for both teams.

Pilgrims striker Spencer Weir-Daley is warning his teammates that victory in Warwickshire is vital if the club want to keep their ambitions alive going into Monday’s crunch contest.

“As far as we’re concerned, it’s the same script. It’s a must-win game and there’s no room for a draw,” said Weir-Daley, who netted as Boston came from behind to beat Stalybridge Celtic 4-1 on Saturday.

“You have to stick together. You need your big players, your main players, those with the one-to-11 shirts, to step up to the plate.

“You have to have that hunger.”

With 21-goal striker Marc Newsham an injury doubt this weekend due to his recurring knee problem, Weir-Daley looks likely to lead the line alongside Ricky Miller again.

But having previously helped Boston to two play-off positions - one a UniBond Premier promotion, the other a Conference North semi-final penalty shoot-out defeat to Guiseley - he is brimming with confidence.

He added: “I’m confident in my ability and I’m happy to contribute good things to the club.

“It’s a pressure situation but I’m not feeling the pressure.”

United manager Dennis Greene added: “This weekend is massive.

“Every game is important for us until the end of the season.”

Guiseley’s 2-0 victory over Harrogate Town last night saw them leapfrog Boston, moving back into fifth spot.

Boston now sit one place out of the play-off positions, three points behind Guiseley - but with a superior goal difference.