Boston United boss Graham Drury wants continuity after rebuilding team
GRAHAM Drury says he has finished reshaping his squad and is targeting a flying end to the season for Boston United.
After a string of new signings and the departure of existing players, the Pilgrims boss now wants to work with the current squad for the rest of their Blue Square Bet North campaign.
While the play-offs are virtually out of reach, Drury is still desperate to climb the table and go into the summer on a high.
The former Corby boss says the future of his players rests in their own hands. Drury says a strong end to the season could lead to him making fewer changes to the squad.
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"It's key that the players know there are no more comings and no more goings," said the Pilgrims boss.
"This is the group that's going to stick together. For the last 13 games they've got to give me all they've got and prove they've done enough to earn a deal for next year.
"At the moment, I'm not looking at next year, I'm looking at the next game.
"Some people think Graham Drury has come in and is looking at next year.
"But it's more about us trying to pick up points and win games of football. I want to finish the season strongly and go into pre-season on a high.
"If I've got a group of players that have gelled and mixed well, I might only need to bring in two or three players (in the summer)."
After admitting he needed to "balance the books", Drury released defender Gary Silk and winger Kallum Smith and allowed midfielder James Reed to join Boston Town on loan.
The Boston boss is not anticipating any more departures, but added: "It's the chairman's job to tell me that, but I'll do whatever is needed.
"Hopefully we're near where we need to be and I can work with this squad until the end of the season."
The Pilgrims travel to Solihull Moors on Saturday aiming to end their dismal record at the West Midlands side.
Boston have lost 1-0 on their last three visits to Damson Park.
"I had someone watching Solihull on Saturday, but I know quite a lot about them already," said Drury, whose side then visit Harrogate Town on Tuesday.
"Jasbir Sing is hard to beat between the sticks, but he has got a weakness so we will try and play on that.
"They've got Junior English, who is quick, and big Gary Birch. He's a big lad, but despite his size he can still play.
"It'll be an interesting game and it's one we must try and win."
Defenders Phil Watt and Gareth Jelleyman are set to miss Saturday's game through suspension and injury respectively.