Poachers are set for a return to action

Ollie Pinner.
Ollie Pinner.

Boston Town boss Nathan Collins says his side can’t wait to get back to action.

Due to a blank weekend and a waterlogged pitch, the Poachers haven’t contested a match since their UCL Knockout Cup victory over Spalding United on January 21.

But that near-three week break will come to an end on Saturday as Town host Stewarts & Lloyds Corby (KO 3pm).

“We’ve had some good training sessions and the lads have worked hard, but there’s nothing like playing matches,” Collins said.

Corby currently sit second bottom in UCL Premier, four places and seven points behind the Poachers.

But they do have two games in hand, and Collins believes it is important that his side end their opponents’ hopes of moving up the table.

He added: “I’m expecting it to be a tough physical battle and we’ll treat them with respect, but I’m interested to see how we perform.

“We haven’t really played many teams around us since I’ve been here. We’ve mostly played sides near the top.

“We did well to beat Spalding and Rushden, but we need to start taking points from sides around us as well.

“I think it’s important to play the same against everyone and not just raise our game for the top sides.”

Midfielder Ollie Pinner (pictured) and striker Josh Ford will both be suspended on Saturday, while Jack Smith and Michael Wood are hoping to be fit.