Ryan Qualter is backing Boston United to have a ‘big’ second half to the season.
The defender joined the Pilgrims last January, helping the club to nine wins and four draws from their final 18 league contests.
And now he is hoping for a similar second half to this campaign as United look to haul themselves back into serious contention for promotion.
“If we can bring that form back, considering the start Boston had last year, we’ll be up and around there,” said Qualter, who believes the current squad are yet to fully click.
“I think it’s getting there. When you’re in and out of training it’s difficult and we’ve had a few suspensions. Red cards are unsettling.
“But it’s a strong squad and I think getting consistency on the pitch, and bench - if you’ve got the same 16-17 around - we can get a few wins.”
Qualter is yet to see a team he believes will run away with the title, and that will only encourage the Pilgrims to go for broke in the second half of the campaign.
“To be honest, it’s a tough league and teams slip up,” Qualter added.
“Maybe sometimes we’ve been a bit too harsh on ourselves when we’ve lost to good teams.
“But teams won’t want to come here and try to get three points, it’s a tough place to come.
“If you’re in that mix around Christmas, there or thereabouts, you’ve got a really good chance.
“Games come so thick and fast, especially around Christmas as well.
“If you can stay around there coming into January, we’ll back ourselves to have a big second half to the season.”
The defender also praised the Pilgrims fans for their support this campaign, and believes they too can play a part.
He continued: “We’ve got one of the best supports, home and away, in the league.
“You do notice it, especially at smaller grounds.
“When you’ve got 100-150 fans from Boston travelling it makes a massive difference.”