We’re all fighting for our Boston United futures, says Ben Fairclough

Ben Fairclough pictured at Altrincham last season.
Ben Fairclough pictured at Altrincham last season.

Pilgrims attacker Ben Fairclough admits that all of the Boston United squad are now playing for their futures at the club.

With Graham Drury taking over as manager, the new boss has his own plans for the rest of the campaign.

So Fairclough knows it is up to him and his teammates to prove they have what it takes to force a firm place in the new gaffer’s plans.

“It’s a new experience for me,” he said.

“Everyone’s playing for themselves.

“But at the end of the day, they’re a good bunch of lads and we know we’ve got to stick together as a team.

“I think it’s shown (against Droylsden).

“I think you can see we’ve definitely got a good squad and people who can come off the bench and do well.”

Fairclough is hoping to make an instant impact on the new manager, with a picture perfect performance at Altrincham on Saturday (KO 3pm).

Last season Boston lost 6-1 in Cheshire, with Fairclough’s image of his head covered by his shirt as the Robins celebrated summing up the contest.

On top of that, United have already lost at home to Altrincham twice this season, 3-1 in the FA Cup and 3-2 in the Blue Square Bet North.

Fairclough and Spencer Weir-Daley were both sent off in the cup clash.

“We need to rectify that, we need to go there and get a good result,” Fairclough said.

“It’s something I want to put right.

“I’ve had a bit of stick about that picture but it’d be nice to go there and get a good result.”