The waiting is nearly over. Now it’s getting serious as we welcome National League North side and last season’s play-off finalists Boston United to the Microlise New Manor Ground on Tuesday night (July 26)

Our pre-season continues as Martin Carruthers’ side hosts Paul Cox’s Pilgrims with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Despite United’s previous Football League status and numerous Emirates FA Cup records, the Robins have played the Lincolnshire side on multiple occasions, our most notable win was a 2-1 victory in front of a packed-out NMG to progress into the second round of the FA Cup in 1997.

Manager Martin Carruthers will be no stranger to the visiting side’s supporters having made a handful of appearances during their time in the EFL League Two.

We have had a fine pre-season so far with Carruthers keen to hit the ground running in the new season’s opening game away at Tamworth.

He said: “Tomorrow will be a great test for us, the sort of test we’re wanting ahead of the new season so thank you to Paul Cox and John Ramshaw for agreeing to come over and play us.

“They (Boston) are a great side, only just missing out in the National League North play-off final and I’m sure they’ll be up there again next season.

“We only have two games left between now and the start of the season. There are places still up for grabs and the players know that the next two games and the remaining training sessions are pivotal in our own preparation and plans for what we hope to be another successful season.

“I’m really looking forward to the game and to see how far away we are from a top side in the league above.”

Boston will be sure to bring a great following with them from Lincolnshire, so we hope to see plenty of Robins fans at the game as well to help ensure it’s a great atmosphere.