Boston United to play friendly match as they prepare for National League North play-offs

Chance for players to get minutes and understand new COVID-19 match day protocols...
Luke Shiels. Photo: Eric BrownLuke Shiels. Photo: Eric Brown
Luke Shiels. Photo: Eric Brown

Boston United's squad will take part in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week.

The Pilgrims will use the occasion to get some much-needed match action under their belts ahead of July 25's National League North play-off semi-final.

The date, venue and opposition are currently being kept under wraps, but manager Craig Elliott wants to give all of his 20-man squad a run-out, although captain Luke Shiels may be the exception to the rule as he looks to shrug off a groin strain.

"We've got a behind-closed-doors game and we're trying to get 45 minutes into everybody, at least," Elliott said.

"It's important to get a game, but think it's more to get the protocol in place so lads know what's needed on match day and how we go about things (due to new COVID-19 guidance).