No friendlies will be easy, says Elliott

Craig Elliott.
Craig Elliott.

Boston United can’t afford to attempt to coast through pre-season, according to Craig Elliott.

The Pilgrims boss hopes he has arranged a deries of friendly contests which will put his side through their paces early on.

“I don’t think there should be such a thing as an easier friendly,” he said.

“Just because a team plays in a higher or lower division, it doesn’t mean you treat them any differently.

“I want us to be tested by different sorts of teams but I want my players to show me what they can do in every game. That’s what they’re there for.”

United’s pre-season so far:

Grimsby Town (H) - Thursday, July 11 (7.30pm)

Worksop (A) - Monday, July 15 (7.30pm)

Scunthorpe United (H) - Wednesday, July 17 (KO 7.30pm - Lincs Senior Cup)

Grantham Town (A) - Tuesday, July 23 (7.45pm)

Cleethorpes Town (A) - Tuesday, July 30 (7.30pm).