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Boston United looking for new recruits after suspension of two key players

By Boston Target  |  Posted: October 24, 2012

  • Boston United manager Jason Lee

  • The referee prepares to issue Ben Fairclough his red while Spencer Weir-Daley looks away. Weir-Daley saw red later in the afternoon. The pair will be suspended for three games each. Picture: Tim Hoff.

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BOSTON United boss Jason Lee is ready to explore the transfer market with suspensions set to rule out two of his key players.

Winger Ben Fairclough and striker Spencer Weir-Daley will both miss three games after receiving straight red cards during Saturday's stormy FA Cup defeat to Altincham.

The pair will miss the home clash with Gainsborough Trinity, which has been brought forward to Saturday, November 3, and United's FA Trophy tie on November 10.

The third match of their ban will either be an FA Trophy replay or the league match at home to Guiseley on Saturday, November 17.

Fairclough was dismissed in the 12th minute for a tackle on Matt Doughty while Weir-Daley was sent off for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident with Jake Moult.

The Pilgrims have decided not to appeal Weir-Daley's dismissal due to a lack of video evidence. With the pair set to miss three important games, Lee will look to reinforce his squad.

The Pilgrims boss has also challenged his fringe players to stake a claim.

"We'll look. If we can strengthen the side we'll do that," said Lee, who will have Fairclough and Weir-Daley available for Saturday's home clash with Worcester City.

"If we can't, there are some people who have not had an opportunity who will get the chance to come in and show us what they're about.

"If the squad players can show me they can step up and stop us going out and bringing in players in, then fair enough.

"But we will definitely be looking to see if we can bring at least one player in."

The upcoming suspensions for Fairclough and Weir-Daley will give an opportunity to the likes of Kallum Smith, Jason Stokes and James Reed.

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