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Boston future is bright - Newton

Rob Scott and Paul Hurst
Rob Scott and Paul Hurst arrive at York Street from Ilkeston

Boston United chairman David Newton says he is predicting a big future for his new managerial duo of Rob Scott and Paul Hurst.

They were appointed joint managers at the UniBond Premier club after leading Ilkeston Town to promotion.

Newton told BBC Radio Lincolnshire he was "chuffed" to land the pair.

"The more we talked to them the more we realised they've got all the right attributes to be successful here and possibly beyond in the future."

The pair have effectively stepped down a league to take over at Boston on two-year contracts.

They guided Ilkeston to second place in the UniBond Premier League before winning promotion to Blue Square North via the play-offs.

They say the pull of joining a big club like Boston was too much.

We want to be as high up the football ladder as possible and we'd like to think that would be with Boston United

Rob Scott, joint Boston United manager

Scott told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "You've only got to look at where the club was a couple of years ago and I think that's how far the club can go again.

"The gentlemen in control of the club have done a fantastic job pulling the club to its feet from where it was. It's now hopefully running in the right direction.

"What we have to do now is match on-field performances with the way things are now being done off the field. If we can run in tandem together there's no reason why you can't go as high as possible.

"Ultimately we want to be as high up the football ladder as possible and we'd like to think that would be with Boston United," the former Rotherham player explained.

Hurst added: "The club as a whole is, for me, the best in the UniBond, there's no doubt about that. It's a big non-league club full stop.

"We came here with Ilkeston and saw the passion the fans create," he added.

The duo say they expect there to be a lot of new faces on the playing side in the new season.



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