Exciting times at Boro - Makin

Chief executive delighted with opening fixture and Portsmouth cup clash

BORO chief executive Bob Makin says these are exciting times for all concerned at the Lamex Stadium.

Having been handed a home tie with Macclesfield Town to open their npower League 2 adventure as well as a lucrative home tie with Portsmouth in the Carling Cup the anticipation for the new season is really starting to build.

“It’s unbelievable, everything has taken off at such a pace and it’s an incredible time to be involved with the club,” Makin told The Comet.

“It’s amazing, there’s so much paperwork coming through from the Football League from the various different departments every day, we’re really struggling to keep up but it’s such an exciting time.”

Chairman Phil Wallace has instigated a makeover of the Lamex Stadium ready for Boro’s Football League bow meaning the ground is currently a hive of activity.

“Officially we only needed to put CCTV in but the chairman, Phil Wallace, has gone around the ground and decided it’s needed more than a small makeover,” explained Makin, “so we’re busy getting the ground up to what we feel should be the Football League standard.”

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Boro could not have wished for a better draw in the Carling Cup having been handed a home tie with last season’s FA Cup finalists Portsmouth, a tie to really whet the appetite of Boro fans in the week beginning August 9.

“I’m sure if Phil could have turned the plane around he was on yesterday when he heard the draw I’m sure he would’ve,” said Makin.

“He’s just departed for a couple of weeks to America, not really for rest because he still works out there and he’s still in email touch but what can you say, the biggest team in the competition and we’ve had the good fortune to draw them at home, it’s incredible.”