Mental toughness can see Pilgrims succeed

Lee Canoville.
Lee Canoville.

PILGRIMS boss Lee Canoville is calling on his Boston United side to remain switched on for the remainder of the season.

The joint manager believes that mental strength can help his side climb up the Blue Square Bet North table, suggesting a few rash decisions have cost the club this campaign.

“We’re where we are because of lapses in concentration,” Canoville told The Standard.

The player-boss also suggested that it’s the job of himself and other players on the pitch to keep up the regular verbal contact to stop teammates’ minds slipping in and out of a game.

He continued: “If that’s the case and it’s happening to the person next to you, maybe you need to give them a kick up the backside and make sure they’re switched on at all times.

“That’s what’s cost us... those little lapses.

“We’ve been punished too often this season and we need to sort that out.

“As long as someone tells you what’s happening, you shouldn’t make that mistake again.

“It’s something we’ve got to put behind us.

“Otherwise we’ll go back to conceding silly goals again.”

Folllowing last Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at Colwyn Bay, manager Jason Lee echoed Canoville’s sentiments.

He said: “We scored two really good goals.

“But when you concede goals you then look back there’s always a mistake (that led to you conceding). “We created enough opportunities to get something out of the game.”