Mikey Emery: ‘I would like to see Bunny given a chance as manager’

Mikey Emery joined Boston United this summer from Heanor Town.

The goalkeeper had previous National League North experience, being a former Gainsborough Trinity player.

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Mikey Emery of Boston United

Boston’s latest game ended in a disappointing 9-2 defeat to league leaders, AFC Flyde.

The Pilgrims face Stalybridge Celtic in their next game, a side with only nine points to their name.

Stalybridge have only won one game in their previous five which came against Bradford Park Avenue.

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Mikey Emery in goal for Boston United

Boston on the other hand also need to improve their form with four points picked up from a possible 15 in their last five game.

The Pilgrims are one of three teams with 20 points this season. A win on Saturday could see them move up to 13th place if all other games go their way.

Charlie Russell spoke to the side’s goalkeeper, Mikey Emery about Boston United’s season so far and who he thinks should fill the vacant manager role following Dennis Greene’s departure. 

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Mikey Emery

Boston are currently 17th in The National League North. How do you plan to turn this around?

As a team we need to have a look at our own personal performances. I feel that we all need to have a look at what we are doing on and off the pitch. Are we fit enough? Are we preparing right? Are we playing as a team?

I’ve started doing extra training with the youth team and in the gym to help me prepare for games better.

I would also welcome a couple of experienced players, I think that may give the squad a boost and can definitely help you get through games when you are in a tough position like we currently are.

Boston had a disappointing performance against Flyde where you lost 9-2. How will you go into and line up in your next game against Stalybridge Celtic?

Every game is different, the Fylde match has gone now and we can’t do anything about that result.

The important thing is that we show a reaction on Saturday against Stalybridge.

Stalybridge are down near the bottom with us and it could be decided by who has the most passion and desire to get a result, we’ve got to make sure that team is Boston.  As for how we line up that will be down to Bunny [Martyn Bunce].

Bunny will have done his homework and will line up with a team that he feels will exploit their weaknesses and counter their attacking threat.

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Boston United 2016/17

Dennis Greene left Boston on Monday. Where do you think things went wrong for Greene?

Dennis has done a great job overall at Boston. He has had a fantastic three seasons at the club, making the play-offs.

It was a total rebuild in the summer with only a handful of players remaining at the club from the previous season.

It is hard to replace one or two big names let alone a whole squad, especially with some of the budgets that other clubs have in this league.

This season I think all the players will agree they could have done more. I look around the dressing room and still believe we have some good players but we haven’t performed as a team.

The injuries that the team have sustained this year have also been horrific and this has certainly had an impact.

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Former manager, Dennis Greene (right)

What would you want in the new manager?

Personally I would like a manager who installs a strong team ethic.

We really need to get together as a team and get out of the current situation that we find ourselves in.

I would like to see Bunny given a chance as manager, if he wants the job on a permanent basis. He is very popular with the players and I feel he could get the group to stick together and do it for each other.

Tactically, he has proven himself with the youth team and also he knows the boys inside out, he’s passionate and is Boston through and through!

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Ben Gordon is welcomed to Boston United by assistant manager Martyn Bunce.

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