Boston Town launch bid to sign Blackstones striker Sam Bettinson

Sam Bettinson.
Sam Bettinson.

BOSTON Town are attempting to lure Blackstones striker Sam Bettinson to Tattershall Road.

The Poachers have put in a seven-day approach for the target man, meaning they were awaiting on his answer last night (Tuesday).

“I don’t want to be the only target man option,” said joint player-boss Ian Dunn, who is aiming to spend more time marshalling his troops from the dug-out.

However, geography could prove a stumbling block for Town.

Bettinson may play for the Stamford-based Lincolnshire rivals, but the thought of travelling from his Melton Mowbray home to Boston for training and matches may put the big man off a move.

However, one player Town are eager to keep hold of is Jason Field.

The defender again linked up with the Poachers following a second loan move from Boston United last night.

Field will be with Town on a match-by-match basis, but Dunn hopes that will last for a while.

“He’s a player we really rate,” he told The Standard.

“We want to have him here and he wants to play football.

“It’s a move that seems to work and we hope we can keep hold of him.”

On Saturday, Town travel to face Shepshed Dynamo (KO 3pm).

Dynamo thrashed struggling Wellingborough Town 3-0 on Saturday.

However, before that they had lost their previous five matches.

Dunn added: “They haven’t done as well as people may have expected them to so far.

“But that doesn’t mean we’re just going to turn up and expect to win.

“We can’t do that.

“We’ll take them seriously.

“But we’re in good form and we’re confident against anyone right now.”