Boston United hope they can continue to train at Doncaster base following tighter COVID restrictions in Yorkshire

Further player tests positive for coronavirus forllowing period of self isolation...
Craig Elliott. Photo: Eric BrownCraig Elliott. Photo: Eric Brown
Craig Elliott. Photo: Eric Brown

Boston United hope they can continue training at their Doncaster base after Yorkshire entered stricter COVID-19 measures.

The Pilgrims train twice a week at facilities at the Keepmoat Stadium, getting a session in on Thursday after coming out of self isolation ahead of Saturday's 3-2 victory over Telford.

However, Yorkshire entered tier 3 on Friday night, the rules including prohibiting people from socialising with anybody they do not live with, or have not formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting, private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues.

"I dont' know yet," Elliott said when asked if this would affect training schedules.

"I've not heard that we can't continue to train. I know these things can throw a big spanner in the works."

Boston postponed their season for a fortnight following positive cases of coronavirus in the camp following October 6's win at Leamington.

A further positive case came back on Friday but the game was allowed to go ahead as the player had not been in contact with his teammates during the isolation period.

The club did not name the player, although seconds after Saturday's team news was announced social media accounts began speculating the person in question was Fraser Preston as the other members of the squad not in the matchday line-up were Lewis Gibbens - on loan at Worksop - and Jay Rollins, who was in attendance at the Northolme.

"I did feel down when I found out we had another player come down," Elliott said.

"It disrupts your plans. You have ideas in your head and that player would have been starting today, I'll be honest.

"It throws it all into chaos really, and I think I've got to realise these things will happen and - until you get to the ground - you can't be certain of your team."