'Week of doom' awaits Boston United

Pilgrims set for testing fixtures...

Craig Elliott. Photo: Eric Brown

Craig Elliott joked that Boston United are preparing for a ‘week of doom’, but he is backing his side to pick up their fair share of the points.

The Pilgrims host York City and Darlington in the space of four days at York Street, before travelling to Brackley Town the following weekend.

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But while Elliott will not underestimate United’s promotion rivals in a week of thick-and-fast action, he says his squad are not just there to make up the numbers.

“We’ve got a week of doom coming up with some good teams, but you can never predict results and how performances are going to go,” he said.

“It’ a funny game, we beat Brackley without playing well.

“I know it’s a cliche but every game will be different and we’ve just got to keep ticking them off.”

Come 5pm next Saturday, Boston may have a completely different position in the National League North table.

But looking at the long term, Elliott knows that nothing will be confirmed, whether his side have a good or bad week.

“I think a lot of (promotion-chasing) teams will be playing each other until the rest of the season, and when they do that you want to try to make a bit of a gap,” he added.

“I’m not daft, we want to give ourselves a bit of breathing space if we can.”

York visit Boston on Saturday (KO 3pm), with Darlington the guests on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm).

Next Saturday Boston visit St James’ Park (KO 3pm).