Evans relying on Slade
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Boston boss Steve Evans believes Ben Futcher will not play against them.Boston manager Steve Evans believes Russell Slade will keep his word and not play Ben Futcher against his former side.
The giant defender joined Grimsby from Boston at the start of the season, but Mariners boss Slade agreed he would not play against his former club.
The Pilgrims face Grimsby on Saturday and Evans is confident that Futcher will not be lining up against his former club.
"I have known Russell Slade for many years and one of his greatest traits is his honesty, so therefore, we should have no worries about Ben playing against us on Saturday," said Evans.
"As expected, I kept my word to Steve Parkin regarding Jamie Clarke and I expect this to be the case again with Russell and Grimsby.
"I would be extremely disappointed if this proved not to be the case, but as I said I have taken Russell's word."