Elliott excited by Boston United’s talented wide boys

Jordan Thewlis and Fraser Preston. Photo: Oliver Atkin.Jordan Thewlis and Fraser Preston. Photo: Oliver Atkin.
Jordan Thewlis and Fraser Preston. Photo: Oliver Atkin.
Jay Rollins ready to make return...

Boston United’s wide boys will all have a part to play this season, manager Craig Elliott has stated.

The Pilgrims already had an abundance of talent in attack prior to the arrival of Joe Leesley, on loan from Harrogate Town.

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Wingers Terry Hawkridge and Fraser Preston (if the result at Darlington stands) have both netted twice this campaign, while striker Jordan Thewlis has three to his name from five appearances playing wide in Elliott’s preferred 4-3-3 formation.

And with club captain Jay Rollins set to return from injury the Pilgrims boss will have plenty of options on the flanks.

But Elliott believes different styles will be needed to unlock different defences.

“There's a good mixture, the skill sets the wingers have got,” he said.

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“I said the other week we missed Jay Rollins' direct, powerful pace and that's something we need.

“In other games you need the footballing brain of Terry Hawkridge and what he has.

“There's others like Fraser, who I've got big expectations for this year.

“He was my man of the match against Darlington and I thought he was superb.

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“I'm really looking forward to seeing what these lads can do.”

Rollins is yet to feature this season but he has now recovered from a broken toe.

“Jay's fit and ready and would have been in the squad for Saturday (the postponed match at AFC Fylde),” Elliott added.

“He trained last Thursday and there were no setbacks.

“Hopefully, when we come back he'll be ready to go.”

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