Chairman backs new boss Dan to thrive after stepping up

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Dan Barrett has found himself rapidly thrust into the spotlight as Boston Town boss... just a week after being appointed assistant.

Barrett was handed the reins at Tattershall Road this week after manager Nathan Collins was forced to step down due to a back injury.

The new boss will still be available as a player and Carl Foreman will be his right hand man.

The Poachers will be hoiping his appointment brings some continuity after Collins brought in a number of players from the Grimsby area.

Chairman Mick Vines praised Nathan Collins for the job he was able to do with the Poachers in his 10 months in charge and said everyone at the club sent him their very best wishes.

He said: “Dan is only young but has great experience of playing football at a higher level than our league and he knows all the players, including the ones from the Grimsby area.

“I’ll certainly be giving him and Carl time to prove themselves. I won’t be putting them under any pressure.”

The new managerial duo face a baptism of fire with three more away games to follow their opening defeat away to Wisbech.

The Poachers thought they should have had a first half penalty but ended up going down to two second half strikes from Billy Smith.

The loss to the Fenmen means Town are now five games without a win.