Dressing rooms rooms can be unnerving places for young footballers following a defeat, with angry managers dishing out the hairdryer treatment.
But Boston United winger Kaine Felix isn’t too afraid of facing boss Dennis Greene - because he knows he’ll get worse from his mum.
Although the teenager describes his mother Carina Greenaway as his biggest fan and influence, she isn’t afraid to remind him if he doesn’t perform to the standards he has set himself.
“It’s not great to face the gaffer after a bad game, but I’d rather be told by him than my mum,” said Felix, who has been in a rich vein of form of late.
“With her I’ve got it for the whole weekend, the whole week.
“She’s my biggest fan but also my biggest critic.”
After claiming United’s second goal in the 2-1 defeat at Chorley back in November, the 19-year-old dedicated that goal to his mum, who had told him to go out and score for her that morning as he set off for Lancashire.
And Felix believes that it is such close family ties which have aided his rise from Sunday morning football to the Vanarama North.
“I love my mum to pieces, she’s always been there for me,” he added.
“She’s my number one supporter and I’m sure she always will be.
“When I have off games she’ll rightly tell me that I need to sort it out, and if I have a good game she’ll tell me.
“She’s been a massive part in my football life.”