Patience is key, says Boston Town boss Collins

Matt Kennedy.
Matt Kennedy.

Nathan Collins believes patience is they key to Boston Town forcing their way up the UCL Premier table.

The Poachers boss earned his first victory since taking over the helm last Tuesday as Matt Kennedy marked his return to Tattershall Road with a spectacular 30-yard volley to earn a 1-0 victory at the expense of Wisbech.

But Saturday saw a last-gasp strike from Joe Power sink Town by the same scoreline at Long Buckby.

Collins remains keen to implement a slick passing approach to his charges, but knows his mission will take time.

He said: “I don’t just want them passing the ball across the back four for the sake of it, but I want us to be looking to penetrate teams rather than working hard to win the ball back.

“We don’t want to be using up all our energy trying to win the ball back three seconds after we’ve just won it.

“It’s my belief that this is how football should be played. But I know I have to be a little bit patient.

“The lads are working hard, but they’re a side that has been used to losing and they need to get their confidence back.

“But I know there are enough games left for us to move up the table.”

Town, currently second bottom, host Division One Burton Park Wanderers in the UCL Knockout Cup on Saturday (KO 3pm) before travelling to face Holbeach United in league action on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm).

Collins has decribed striker Robbie Bryant’s three-week wait for international clearance - following a spell in Sweden - as a ‘joke’.