Collins backs his Poachers youth club

Nathan Collins.
Nathan Collins.

Nathan Collins believes his team selection will help turn Boston Town into a formidable UCL Premier force.

Having moved the Poachers out of the division’s relegation zone to safety, the Town manager is continuing to mix and match his sides to blood in a number of the team’s youngsters alongside the more experienced players.

And despite some murmurings from fans - who want to see their side earning a few more victories - Collins is adamant his policy is vital to the bigger picture at Tattershall Road.

He said: “If you don’t lay down the foundations then things just crumble.

“We’ve got some good young lads who have been travelling to games for five or 10 minutes on the pitch.

“They’re not getting paid much money so if they don’t play then other teams will take them from us, because they’re good, talented young players.

“Three or four of the young lads will go on to be big players for this club next season, so I have to juggle the team to keep them interested.

“Maybe some people aren’t happy and want to watch us hammer teams every week, but I hope they can look at the bigger picture.”

Collins (pictured) added that match action is vital for his youngsters’ progression, stating: “If we play young lads then hopefully we can discover a few gems.

“They need to be playing matches in the league now to prove they’re good enough.”