Loanees back in training with Boston United, Matt Challoner to link up tomorrow

Manager Craig Elliott has 'no complaints' about squad fitness...

Jumping for joy! Jake Wright is among the loanees training with the Pilgrims for their play-off push. Photo: Eric Brown

Boston United's loanees have reported back for training as the Pilgrims prepare for their promotion push.

Jake Wright, Simon Ainge, Frank Mulhern and Jordan Nicholson have all been given the green light to feature for the club in the National League North play-offs.

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The quartet were part of Craig Elliott's squad when the campaign was postponed and later ended on a points per game basis.

After early questions about their eligibility, all four will be able to line up as United host the winners of Brackley Town versus Gateshead on July 25 (KO 3pm)."Frank, Jordan Nicholson and Jake have all trained well with us," Elliott said.

"I don't really see Aingey as a loan player as he's been with us all season, but he's back in really good shape. I've no complaints at all."

Nicholson and Matt Challoner, who signed for the club from Chorley, are yet to feature in match action for Boston as they arrived days before the postponement of the campaign. However, both will be involved in the play-off push.

Nicholson, who arrived on loan from Hereford, caught the manager's eye as he won the Yo-Yo Test, an aerobic endurance challenge, at training on Saturday.

Challoner will be a Southport player next season, but will compete for United in the play-offs.

He will link up with his teammates for training tomorrow evening (Tuesday) after carrying out stage one of his fitness regime at Premier League Burnley, where he works with the club on strength and conditioning.

Elliott has been impressed with the determination shown by his squad since they resumed training last week.

"We had a really positive week to be fair, with aching legs and things like that. But it's great to see everybody getting back to what we enjoy.

"Things have been going smoothly. They're a fit bunch and they've come back fit as well, the attitude's been great.

"There's no easy way to get back into it as we are under limited time. They've put a lot of work in physically this week to get it into their bodies and they'v done that now and we can move on to other things.

"We started back last summer with the intention of being involved in the promotion challenge and we want to finish it off now."

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