"They want another opportunity!" Boston United desperate to prove their promotion credentials - Craig Elliottt

Pilgrims boss says play-offs fair way to resolve promotions.... if National League clubs vote to settle tables via points per game

United have unfinished business.

Boston United will be fired up and desperate for success when football returns, according to manager Craig Elliott.

The Pilgrims boss believes his squad feel they have unfinished business to attend to after this season’s action was brought to an early halt.

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United were fourth in the National League North table but intent on closing the gap on leaders York City and early pacesetters King’s Lynn when the coronavirus forced all action to be stopped.

Whether Boston return to action this season in some form of play-off contest or for a new campaign with a date yet to be set, Elliott is adamant his side will be eager to prove a point.

“We had a really good season and I felt we were moving in the right direction,” he said.

“We wanted to win promotion and I think a lot of the lads will definitely be eager to prove they can do it when they get another chance.

“That will definitely be a huge motivation for the players. They want another opportunity.”

National League clubs will vote on how to end the season - either to null and void or settle the standings using points per game.

Elliott’s gut feeling was to expunge all results, as has been the case in steps three to seven of the National League System.

However, if the clubs in the three National League divisions agree to go with points per game then the United boss believes his team should be given their chance via a play-off system.

He added: “I wouldn’t like to second guess what will happen. I’ve heard all sorts of rumours.

“Personally, I thought the season should have been made null and void. But If they do decide to settle the season on points per game with teams getting promoted then I definitely think there should be play-offs involved.

“We’d finish the season third (via PPG) and we deserve a chance of winning promotion that way.”

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