Gary Edgley returns to Boston Town dug-out for derby duel with Holbeach United... but will he be wearing a muzzle?

Defender tad Mutasa could make Poachers debut...
Gary Edgley.Gary Edgley.
Gary Edgley.

Gary Edgley will take his place on the Boston Town bench for the first time this season as the Poachers face derby rivals Holbeach United - and he wants chairman Mick Vines to fit him with a muzzle to help avoid any more bans.

The Poachers manager carried a four-game dug-out ban into this season, unable to influence games as his side beat Blackstones and Peterborough Northern Star and suffered defeats to Lutterworth and Coalville.

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Edgley will return from his suspension for tonight's UCL Premier clash at the DWB Stadium (KO 7.45pm), and has a plan to avoid talking himself into any further trouble.

"I've asked the chairman to build a cage next to the dug out, give me a muzzle and put me there for the rest of the season," he joked.

"That should do it.

Holbeach kicked off their season with a 1-0 FA Cup victory over Kirby Muxloe but have since suffered three defeats, losing to Anstey Nomads and Deeping Rangers in the league, and Sheffield in the FA Cup.

"It's a local derby. These are the games we love, the midweek ones under the lights," Edgley said.

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"It's a game to look forward to. They've probably not had the start they've wanted, but we watched them in the Deeping game and they were the better team all game, but didn't take their chances. If they did it would have been a different game."

The Tigers completed a league double over the Poachers last season, which was later declared null and void, but Town progressed in the county cup, winning 2-1.

Edgley added: "I'm under no illusions, it'll be a tough game. We won the last time we played them, so I'm sure they'll want to exact revenge."

Nick Jackson, who joined Town from the Tigers this summer, is sidelined through injury.

Defender Tad Mutasa has been brought in as cover and could make his debut this evening.