Boston Town run the rule over Cook

Lewis Cook.
Lewis Cook.

BOSTON Town boss Martyn Lakin continues to look to bolster his squad - and thinks Lewis Cook could add some extra bite in midfield.

The former Boston United scholar is well known to Lakin, after playing for him at Bourne.

“Lewis can play in centre midfield - either as an attacking or defensive player,” Lakin said.

“He’s a tenacious and busy player.

“Lewis has got a good engine.”

Cook played under his dad - former Lincoln City and Pilgrims player Mark - at the Wakes.

But after Cook Snr left the club, Lakin - his replacement - was impressed with the midfielder he inherited.

After moving to the north of the county, Cook joined Evo-Stik outfit Retford United.

But he failed to earn a first-team place and spent much of last season on loan at Gresley.

Now, Lakin has invited him to train with the Poachers, so both sides can see if they think a deal can be done.

“It’s how I like to do things,” Lakin continued.

“We like to give players the chance to train with us and see what we’re about.

“They can get a feeling for the club before they decide whether they want to sign or not.

“It works both ways, and we can see whether a player will fit in with what we’re trying to do or not.”

With a month left until the United Counties League season kicks off, Lakin says he is in no rush to add to his squad.

He claims there are a ‘few irons in the fire’ but would not be drawn into naming names, as he looks, in particular, for a right back.

“There’s no rush right now,” Lakin added.

“We’re looking at one or two players, but there’s time to make sure we get the right players in.

“We’d like to add one or two more to the squad, but I’m happy with the players we’ve got in right now.

“The victory over Boston United the other week hasn’t done us any harm with players taking notice and showing an interest to come here.”