Can Rene Steer Boston United in the right direction?

Rene Steer.
Rene Steer.

Rene Steer only played with his Boston United teammates for the first time on Saturday - but he was instantly impressed by what he saw.

The left back - a former Arsenal trainee - was part of the side which surged to a 3-0 interval lead against Harrogate Town, only for the visitors to fight back and earn a point in a 3-3 draw.

But based on the free-flowing attacking game the Pilgrims played in the first 45 minutes, the former Arsenal and Gillingham man is tipping his new pals to finish in the play-off spots.

“I think we can go for the play-offs or promotion,” Steer declared confidently.

“Looking at the team, we can definitely have a promotion push.”

Steer caught the eyes of the Pilgrims fans almost instantly. After signing on Thursday evening, he was thrust into the starting line-up and impressed with some daring dribbles and dangerous deadballs into the box.

“I was confident going into the game and everything went well,” said the 23-year-old, who admitted the result was down to ‘a bad day at the office’.

“It was a great start, the first 10 minutes on the front foot, go in at half-time 3-0 up. There’s nothing more you can ask for.”

Steer told The Standard he could not turn down the offer of helping Boston United’s Skrill North push, after boss Dennis Greene sent St Neots Town a seven-day approach.

“I was interested in the move,” Steer continued.

“It was one I fancied, a new challenge. I was up for it.

“I love it already, it’s been great.”

He will now look for his first victory as Boston host Altrincham on Saturday (KO 3pm).