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Patience is paramount for Boston United boss Jason Lee

By Boston Target  |  Posted: June 06, 2012

  • WAITING GAME: Boston United manager Jason Lee

  • NEW BOY: Mark Jones became Boston United's second signing of the summer last week, but Jason Lee is prepared to be patient ahead of his next transfer raid.

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BOSTON UNITED boss Jason Lee is prepared to play a waiting game in his quest for the new signings.

Lee has added just goalkeeper Dan Haystead and striker Mark Jones to his squad so far this summer.

However, the Pilgrims boss has been buoyed by the existing players that have committed to the club for next season.

Midfielder Danny Sleath is the only player yet to pen a new deal, but that is expected to be a formality once he completes university exams.

"I'm delighted by that," admitted Lee.

"When you offer players new deals, it's never a forgone conclusion that they are going to stay.

"So it's satisfying that the lads believe in what we're trying to do.

"Some could have gone somewhere else and earned more money. But it's not always about money, you've got to be where you're happy.

"It's just Sleathy left to sign now and I'm confident he will do. He's got other things on his plate at the moment and will sign in time."

With 18 players currently in the squad – including Lee and youngster James Reed – the manager is only looking for a couple more additions.

And with the start of pre-season still a month away, Lee is in no immediate rush to add to his squad.

"If there's an opportunity to add to the squad, we will," added the Pilgrims boss.

"There are players I'm looking at, but a lot of players are waiting around to see where they can get the best deal or right club.

"I'm prepared to be patient at the moment. We've already got most of the squad in place and we're certainly in a stronger position than we were this time last year.

"Pre-season is still somewhere off and I'm confident we'll have new players in by then."

Meanwhile, Lee is on the brink of unveiling his assistant manager.

Lee has been given the licence to bring in a number two after Lee Canoville's management contract was not renewed by chairman David Newton.

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  • MjCclarke  |  June 12 2012, 10:21AM

    Great news that all the retained playere look like signing, I agree with patience in building a successful team, I reckon three years, but I doubt whether Jason will be given that long. However for the immediate future this developing squad needs additional experience and I hope Jason does not wait too long to sgn such players while there is still a selection about rather than repeating the mistakes of last years late squad completion by scooping from whoever remains on the shelf unsigned as August approaches.

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