A Dutch of class... But have Boston United lost SWD for the rest of the season?

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BOSTON United have signed winger John Van Engel.... as the club fears they may have lost Spencer Weir-Daley for the remainder of the season.

The Dutchman received international clearance to join up with the Jakemans Stadium side after spending a few weeks on trial with the Pilgrims.

He formerly played at SVV Scheveningen in the Hoofdklasse, the highest tier of amateur football in the Netherlands.

Van Engel, 23, is likely to feature in tomorrow’s Lincs Senior Shield final at Grantham (KO 7.45pm).

The wideman has just received international clearance to complete his move to The Jakemans Stadium after training with United.

“John is a Dutch boy who has been training with us for a number of weeks,” said boss Lee Canoville.

“We are always looking for players and if they can come in and strengthen our squad, that is what it is all about.

“We look forward to seeing what John can do for us.”

Meanwhile, fellow manager Jason Lee fears Weir-Daley could be out of action until the summer following a mystery appendix injury which ruled him out of Saturday’s defeat at Worcester.

He said: “We’re waiting to see what the doctors say.

“If it is apendicitis, that’s a long-term thing and we may not be seeing him again this season.

“He trained Tuesday and was complaining about abdominal pain. He thought maybe he’d eaten something that disagreed with him.

“He’s been to the doctors and there was a suspicion of maybe appendicitis.

“I spoke to hiom and he’s feeling rough. He’s got a virus as well. It may be a viral problem.”