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Boston manager Jason Lee keen to retain key players

Jason Lee
Lee spent two seasons at Boston during their spell in the Football League

Boston United's joint-manager Jason Lee says he is eager to keep the club's top players after he and Lee Canoville were appointed permanent managers.

The duo had been in caretaker charge since March and led the Pilgrims to the Blue Square Bet North play-offs.

Midfielder Anthony Church and defender Shaun Pearson were tipped to move to clubs in higher leagues in the summer.

But Lee told BBC Lincolnshire: "We're hopeful that we're able to keep our better players."

He added: "At clubs of all levels people come and people go but we'll do everything in our power to keep those two.

"They know what we think of them and we have a good relationship with them so if there's a chance we could keep them we'll give it our best shot."

It's been a long road for the club to come back. Everyone behind the scenes has done fantastically well to get the club where they are now

Boston joint-manager Jason Lee

Lee said he and Canoville were delighted to have been appointed as the permanent successors to Rob Scott and Paul Hurst.

"At non-league level it's one of the better clubs," he said.

"I've worked with and known people at the club for a number of years. We played here when Boston were in the league and it's been a long road for the club to come back.

"Everyone behind the scenes has done fantastically well to get the club where they are now.

"It's good to see they've remained loyal and their hard work has paid off. It's down to me and Lee now to play our part."



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