Graham Hyde targets Boston United play-off challenge

Graham Hyde

New Boston United assistant manager Graham Hyde says the club are aiming to get into the Blue Square Bet North play-offs this season.

The Pilgrims finished in mid-table last term after manager Jason Lee was confirmed as manager in April.

But Hyde, 41, is confident Boston can challenge for promotion.

"Having spoken to Jason, with the players that are in the squad, we believe getting into the play-offs is achievable," he told BBC Lincolnshire.

"It's very early days and I don't know much about the group of players, but looking at the bare facts and having spoken to Jason it would be great to think we could get in the play-offs.

"But there will be a lot of clubs saying the same thing."

The former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder was manager of Southern Premier League side Redditch United last season but had no hesitation in moving on.

"It was a great experience at Redditch," he added.

"I started off as first-team coach and ended up as manager. We had a good group of players and did well. We only lost three games in the last 14 and managed to stay up in what was a turbulent season.

"I really enjoyed it and I wanted to build on it, but it wasn't to be. The finances weren't in place so I decided to move on.

"Boston are a fantastic club with great potential and a fantastic fan base and are genuinely a club that can move forward and go up the leagues.

"I jumped at the chance as soon as the offer came along here."

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