“No banana skins!” Piergianni says Boston United can’t afford to slip up in FA Cup clash at Leek Town

Carl Piergianni.
Carl Piergianni.

Carl Piergianni is determined to help Boston United put together an impressive FA Cup run.

The centre back is available for selection again after completing his three-match ban following the red card he picked up in the Vanarama North defeat at Stockport County last month.

As the Pilgrims prepare for Saturday’s third qualifying round tie at Leek Town (KO 3pm), Piergianni has his sights set firmly on victory and the £7,500 prize money.

“Every footballer wants to play in the FA Cup. Even as a boy you watch it on TV and see that it’s the competition where you can make dreams happen,” the 22-year-old told The Standard.

“Any team can go on a run and play at some of the best grounds in the country, and that’s what makes everybody want to do well in the competition.

“It’s the same here.”

Piergianni believes it is about time he enjoyed some success in the competition, but knows that Boston’s progress can’t be taken for granted against their Northern Premier League Division One South opposition.

“We know there can’t be any banana skins, we can’t let that happen,” he added.

“I don’t have many happy memories of the FA Cup.

“I don’t want to jinx us, but I think I’ve only ever won two matches in the competittion.

“I want to change that this week.”