"It's not time to start missing out!" Shane Byrne wants Boston United to take three points from play-off rivals York City

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Midfielder growing accustomed to top-seven finishes

Boston United head to York City tomorrow looking to get their promotion push back on track - and midfielder Shane Byrne is eager to add to his play-off appearances.

The Irishman, who joined the Pilgrims from Brackley Town in the summer, doesn't want to miss out on a top seven spot after becoming accustomed to knock-out football at the end of a campaign.

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"The lads in there call me Mr Non League because I love looking at the results and know pretty much everybody in the league," Byrne said.

"(There's 11) games left this season and I've made play-offs for the last four-five years, it's not time to start missing out.

"We're all pulling in the right direction and we want to make the play-offs.

"That was the goal at the start of the season under Craig Elliott, to at least make the playoffs. The new gaffer (Paul Cox) is here and nothing's changed."

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United trail seventh-place York my three points, although the Minstermen have a better goal difference of eight.

Shane Byrne. Photo: Oliver AtkinShane Byrne. Photo: Oliver Atkin
Shane Byrne. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Victory by a four-goal margin would move Boston into the play-off places, although that would be unlikely against a side who have only conceded that many in a contest once all season - a 4-0 defeat at Gloucester City way back in August.

However, Byrne is keen to lay down a marker for a final push up the table as the Pilgrims look to complete 11 matches in the final 46 days of the season.

He added: "We've got a hungry, ambitious squad in there that just want to get going.

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"I'm happy playing Saturday-Tuesday. The more games that come we just want to be out there winning and getting points on the board.

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