"We've lacked that person!" Craig Elliott reveals the role top of Boston United's shopping list next season

One type of player is top priority...

Craig Elliott. Photo: Oliver Atkin
Craig Elliott. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Craig Elliott has made it clear his priority is to convince his current squad at Boston United to extend their stays at the Jakemans Community Stadium.

After the current season was declared null and void, the Pilgrims boss is determined to have another crack at promotion with the side he put together in the summer.

However, he has confirmed that he has a list of targets he hopes can strengthen the side.

And there is one position in particular he is desperate to bolster.

"We're looking for a goalscorer," he told The Standard.

"In this league you need someone to get you 20 goals a season and we've lacked that person.

"We had forwards who would definitely get into double figures (had the season continued)."

Before the season was axed, Jordan Burrow was the Pilgrims' leading scorer with five goals from 17 appearances.

Attackers Jordan Thewlis and Joe Leesley had four apiece from 14 and 12 run outs respectively.

Defenders Scott Garner (4/14) and Luke Shiels (3/17) had added to the club's tally along with a number of other creative outlets: (Terry Hawkridge (2/14), Jay Rollins (2/10) and Fraser Preston (2/12).

However, it was often the miserly that defence - which had conceded the fewest in the National League North - that played an important role in a number of narrow victories.

Three of the club's six league wins were by a one-goal margin, while their five draws may have been turned into victories with more potency.

"Most teams who do get promoted have a 20 or 30-goal striker," the manager added.

"We've had one of the best defences in the league for the past two seasons.

"We've got that good structure and it's maybe just tweaking the team, adding goals in the right area."

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