CHRIS Hall is ‘loving’ his new lease of life at the Jakemans Stadium.
The former Burton Albion, Alfreton and Gainsborough Trinity man has spent his career as a goalscoring attacker.
But Boston United bosses Jason Lee and Lee Canoville had other plans for him, after snapping up the free agent in the summer.
And after being remoulded as a tough-tackling central midfielder, Hall says he isn’t missing life up front.
“It’s new to me, but to be honest I’m loving it in there,” he said.
“It’s all a learning curve right now, but I think I’m doing well in there.
“I’ve got to make it all about putting in decent performances and making the position my own.
“But I know this club has good midfielders, so it will be a tough job.”
With Danny Sleath still away on international duty, representing Great Britain in the World University Games in China, Hall looks likely to – fitness permitting – continue in a midfield three with the two Bens, Wilkinson and Milnes at Vauxhall Motors visit York Street on Saturday (KO 3pm).
The Motormen are favourites for the drop this season, and kicked off their season with a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Gloucester City before going down to Worcester City by the same score on Monday.
However, United’s Kevin Holsgrove – who lives on the Wirral, close to the home of Saturday’s opponents – believes odds count for nothing.
He told The Standard: “They’re just made up by how teams got on last season, I don’t think they really mean much at this stage.
“I know of a few of their players and they’re good players. We can’t take anything for granted on Saturday.”
Vauxhall Motors finished last season in 17th place. Their last visit to the Jakemans Stadium was little more than three months ago, in the final league game of the season.
On that day, goals from debutant Mickey Stones and a superb 30-yard free kick from Anthony Church saw United win 2-0.
United also travel to face fellow title hopefuls Nuneaton Town on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm).