Number two is our number one! Boston United players praise the arrival of former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Graham Hyde

Graham Hyde.
Graham Hyde.

TWO veteran Pilgrims believe assistant boss Graham Hyde’s know-how can bring the best out of the side.

Captain Gareth Jelleyman and vice-captain Ian Ross are both backing the former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder to bring an added dimension to the club.

“Training’s been good,” Jelleyman said.

“Graham’s come in and he’s brought a bit of organisation.

“We’ve worked on team shape and I think over the first few games it’s shown.

“We’ve looked compact and solid and it bodes well for the beginning of the season.”

Jellyman believes Boston were still strong enough to reach the play-offs last season, but blames lapses in concentration for the club’s mid-table finish.

However, he is full of praise for Hyde, who he suggests can sure up the back line with his top-flight knowledge.

“He’s very defensively minded and, as the gaffer’s more attack-minded, it’s a great mix with the two together,” Jelleyman added.

“In his a career, Graham was a defensive midfielder and he loves that side of the game.

“He works us awfully hard in training on it, and it looks good.”

Meanwhile, vice-captain Ross believes the club’s future lies in the right hands.

He said: “We’ve got the right guys in charge.

“Jason is a top guy. Graham Hyde came in and stamped his authority on the place.

“He’s been there and done it, so we should do well this season.

“He’s always talking us through games.

“I’m still young and learning the game.

“It’s positioning we’re working on with him and, hopefully through the season, it should get us there.”