Boston United set for Lee Canoville reunion at Spalding United

Canoville celebrates with United teammates last season.
Canoville celebrates with United teammates last season.

BOSTON United will be coming face to face with former fans’ favourite Lee Canoville today.

The Pilgrims make the short trip to face Spalding United at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (KO 3pm) in a hastily re-arranged pre-season friendly.

Canoville – the man who captained the Pilgrims to UniBond Premier promotion – left the club in the summer, after his joint-managers’ role was made redundant.

“Can’t wait,” Canoville posted on his Twitter feed after news of the match was announced earlier this week, before winding up Boston defender Tom Ward, adding ‘mark me closely’.

Canoville is one of several former Pilgrims to have joined big-spending Tulips boss Pat Rayment at the UCL Premier club in the close season.

Defender Lewis Brooks and striker Franny Green have also signed on.

However, Pilgrims boss Jason Lee is using the match as an exercise to give his young squad more match practice.

He said: “Everybody wants to play and be in the starting line-up come the first game of the season.

“They’ll all get an opportunity to press that claim.

“There’s desire in the squad and that will serve us well.”

United were set to host Mansfield Town, who they will now host on Friday.