Shape up for ship out, warns boss Collins

Nathan Collins (left).
Nathan Collins (left).
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Nathan Collins wants his Boston Town side to become ruthless... so he doesn’t have to.

The Poachers boss (pictured, left) was left frustrated by Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to UCL Premier rivals Long Buckby.

And he has warned his squad that if they don’t improve their performances soon then he won’t be afraid to make changes to personnel.

“Since I came to Boston I’ve had lots of players calling me, but I’ve turned a lot of them away because I wanted to remain loyal to these lads I’ve got here,” Collins said.

“But if we continue like we have been playing then I might have to bring new faces in.

“I’m not prepared to watch that sort of level of performance too often.”

The Town manager admitted he should shoulder some of the blame for Saturday’s defeat as he looked to rest some of his senior players who were carrying knocks.

But he still expected more from his team, adding: “We were the home team. We should be looking to break them down, but it didn’t happen. We didn’t have enough flair on the pitch.”

The Poachers - who lost 2-1 at promotion-challenging Huntingdon last Wednesday, despite Nick Jackson putting them in front in the first minute - are without a match on Saturday.

They travel to face Stewarts & Lloyds Corby in UCL Premier action on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm).