Building from the back! Garner and fellow defenders agree to stay with Boston United... but what does the future hold for Miller and Dowie?

Jay Dowie.
Jay Dowie.

Dennis Greene has agreed deals to keep the majority of his Boston United squad at York Street... although question marks remain over the future of Jay Dowie.

With centre back Carl Piergianni already signing a two-year deal, Greene told The Standard that he fully expects fellow defenders Scott Garner, Stefan Galinski, Conor Marshall, Zak Mills and Rene Steer to remain at York Street.

The signing of Garner - who spent the season on loan from Cambridge United - will be seen as a particular coup.

Midfielder Jamie McGhee is also expected to remain at York Street, while striker Marc Newsham has also pledged his future to the club.

Greene says talks have also gone well with 28-goal striker Ricky Miller.

And although the manager remains confident he can keep his top-scorer at York Street, he is aware that there has been interest from other clubs.

However, midfield enforcer Dowie’s future may lay elsewhere.

Greene explained: “I want Jay to come back, but he’s currently going down the agent route.

“It seems he may have one or two trials in the summer to see if he can get in at a pro club, but we’ll keep talking to him.”

Spencer Weir-Daley and Ian Ross have announced they are to leave the club with Ben Milnes and Ben Fairclough also likely to move on, despite being offered the chance to link up for pre-season training.