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Jason Lee demands a winning mentality from his Boston United players

By Boston Target  |  Posted: May 30, 2012

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JASON LEE wants to instil a winning mentality from top to bottom at Boston United.

The Pilgrims, under Lee and Lee Canoville, limped to 11th in Blue Square Bet North last season in a campaign that rarely set the pulses racing.

Lee accepts his first full season in charge was a disappointment, but believes that is a good sign ahead of the 2012/13 campaign, which is just over two months away.

"The fact we are disappointed is a good thing," declared the former Nottingham Forest striker.

"Some clubs would just be happy with mid-table and not getting relegated.

"We're not happy with that, from the chairman down. That is the mentality we want to get into the entire club.

"I'll definitely be tapping into the reserves and the youth team and making sure everyone has that drive and ambition. Let's get the club moving forward."

Lee has added just one player, goalkeeper Dan Haystead, to his squad since the end of last season. But the Pilgrims boss says his recruitment drive will be a summer-long process.

"It's a long process and it began before last season ended," added Lee.

"It will continue through the summer and we'll see who we can bring in."

As the Target went to press, former Corby striker Mark Jones announced, via the social networking site Twitter, that he was set to join the club.

"Pleased to announce that I will be signing for Boston United this forthcoming season," said Jones.

Meanwhile, all but two players offers new deals have committed to the Pilgrims for next season.

Influential midfielder Danny Sleath (pictured) and striker Ben Fairclough were yet to sign new contracts.

Speaking at the end of last season, Lee admitted it was not a foregone conclusion that every player would remain at the Jakemans Stadium.

"One thing we have to realise, as much as I want to keep some players, some may want to leave," admitted Lee.

"It could be about finances or they may just want a change of scenery.

"I'll do my best to keep the players I want to keep, but they will have an influence on that as well.

"Some players have been here two or three seasons now."

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