Jake Wright set to return to Boston United action against Chesterfield tonight following five months on sidelines

Pilgrims ready for FA Trophy clash...
Jake Wright.Jake Wright.
Jake Wright.

Jake Wright is expected to mark his return to match action as Boston United host Chesterfield tonight.

The Pilgrims striker hasn't played competitively since picking up a hamstring injury in August's play-off final defeat to Altrincham.

But manager Craig Elliott suggests the 24-year-old - who says he wants to repay United for the way they looked after him over the past five months - will feature at some point in this evening's FA Trophy clash.

"It'll be nice to get him minutes, or if he starts, we'll see," Elliott told The Standard.

"The quicker we can get him games the better. He's done everrything needed in training. The next phase is just getting him up to speed on the pitch.

"He's completed full training sessions. It goes without saying his match fitness will not be there, but the only way we can sort that is to get him as many minutes as we can.

"We'll manage him along the way but he's looked good in training. It's nice he's with us now and hopefully he can get his career back on track."

The winners of this evening's fixture - which will be livestreamed - will meet Aldershot Town in the last 16.

Elliott - who is preparing for a 'physical battle' - has made it clear he would love to take the Pilgrims all the way to the Trophy final at Wembley, with members of his squad also keen to return to the famous stadium.

Jordan Burrow won the competition with Halifax in 2016 while Mitch Rose and Joe Leesley were in opposing changing rooms for last season's National League play-off final as harrogate Town beat Notts County.

Paul Green is another to have played at Wembley, winning the League One play-off final with Doncaster Rovers in 2008.

"I said to the squad last week, there's a few players that have played at Wembley. They're great occasions to try to be part of," added Elliott, who will not be underestimating tonight's opponents.

"This is a tough test so we'll concentrate to do the best we can to get through to the next round."

Kick off is at 7.45pm.

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