Duran Reynolds believes that signing for Boston United can help him hit the best form of his career.
The 22-year-old defender finally signed his one-year deal with the Pilgrims last Tuesday night, after ongoing talks with his suitors and former club Barrow.
“It was a bit of a relief to sign. Finally I can concentrate on my football rather than the stuff outside of it now,” Reynolds told The Standard.
“I can get my head down and start working hard.”
Skegness-based Reynolds was born in Boston and says he has always looked out for his ‘local’ club’s results.
And now he is looking forward to his new challenge, a simpler one than his nine-hour return journey for home games last season.
“It was a bit of a nightmare,” he admitted.
“It was four-and-a-half hours there and four-and-a-half hours back.
“I’ll be a lot sharper this season, rather than being cramped up. I can have a lie in as well.”
Reynolds was sold the club by manager Dennis Greene, who he describes as a big factor in his decision to move to United.
“I’ve known Dennis a few years and played under him on loan at St Neots,”he added.
“He gets the best out of every player and you want to work hard for him, not just the team, when you’re out there.”