Boston United boss Jason Lee boss out to upset charging Chester
JASON LEE believes Boston United can thrive as underdogs when they aim to halt Chester's blistering start to the season.
The promoted Blues will arrive at the Jakemans Stadium on Saturday (3pm) with a stunning record of seven wins out of seven in Blue Square Bet North.
Only leaders and fellow new boys Brackley can match that record.
The Pilgrims head into the match buoyant after ending their losing streak with a 2-0 victory at Colwyn Bay, but following an up and down start to the season the form book still points to an away win.
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Lee admits some of his players struggle to cope with the weight of expectation when playing at home, but believes this weekend's clash will be different against a rampant Chester side.
"It's great situation for us to go in as underdogs. It's not often we're in that situation at home, but we will believe we can do something," said Lee.
"The players will be in a good mood and should be confident.
"It may work in our favour that our supporters will be willing us on just to get something out of the game, as opposed to us being favourites to win."
Saturday's victory in north Wales lifted some pressure off Lee, whose position was in doubt following a run of four consecutive defeats.
The Pilgrims made the perfect start with Spencer Weir-Daley finding the net after just 11 seconds.
Colwyn's Frank Sinclair was then sent off midway through the first half before Marc Newsham's penalty made the game safe in the 64th minute.
"I've gone into last few games thinking we need to win, not just this one," said Lee following Saturday's victory.
"Going into the game against Oxford (which United lost 4-2), I wanted us to win that one, but it didn't happen.
"Fair play to the group of players, they've been very positive. We've had a look at ourselves and looked at where we can improve.
"I'm pleased for everyone involved that we've managed to get a win. I'm pleased for the fans who came a long way. We got great support as always."
Despite an inconsistent start to the campaign, Lee believes his squad can still be a force in Blue Square Bet North this season.
"I'm pleased for the players because they train well, they work really hard and they are a pleasure to work with," he added.
"I do believe this group of players will go on to do good things.
"We need people to be patient and not get carried away with the fact we lost four games. These things happen and hopefully that is our worst period of the season."
Chester fans, who are expected to number around 400, have been given the Town end.