Cobbled together! Boston Town link up with League Two Northampton Town

Matt Hocking.
Matt Hocking.

Matt Hocking is hoping to bring a more ‘professional outlook’ to Tattershall Road - after spending the day working with Northampton Town.

The Boston Town joint manager spent last Wednesday at the Sixfields Stadium, shadowing manager Aidy Boothroyd and learning how he handles day-to-day life at the League Two club.

“There’s so much I want to bring back to Boston,” said Hocking, a former Sheffield United and Hull City defender.

“It wasn’t just football, but how they train and the science behind everything they do.

“Aidy’s philosophy is not just about putting together a team, but bringing through young players and making everyone feel part of a family.

“That’s what we want to do at Boston.”

Hocking is now looking to transfer the knowledge he picked up from the Cobblers into training and matches at Tattershall Road.

“They made sure they did everything professionally,” he added. “Just because they’re in League Two doesn’t mean they can’t try to do things the same way as the biggest clubs do.

“In the same way, just because we’re part-time doesn’t mean we can’t try to do everything professionally.”