LEE Canoville believes Boston United will go into their double header against Eastwood Town in a ‘positive’ frame of mind.
Despite a 2-1 defeat at Guiseley on Saturday, the Boston joint-manager believes his side performed well enough to show they are able to claim six points against the Badgers over their festive clashes.
“We can take a lot of positives from this game going into the Christmas period,” he said.
“It’s no good playing well in the big games and coming away with no points.
“We’re not far away but it hurts to lose games.”
Marc Newsham handed United the lead at Nethermoor, but two strikes from Andy Holdsworth earned the Lions the spoils.
United now host Eastwood on Boxing Day and travel for the return fixture on New Year’s Day.
“This team’s good enough to put a run together,” added Canoville.
“We have to push on now and be ready for Boxing Day.”
United have signed 18-year-old Peterborough United striker Jacob Joyce on a month’s work experience, but also hope to have an unnamed striker at the club in time for Boxing Day.
Meanwhile, defender Alan White has left the club to join Harrogate Town.
Boston have recalled Nathan Stainfield from his loan at Hinckley as cover.