Cracking hat-trick Dennis! Boston United boss pursuades Newsham, Ross and SWD to extend York Street deals

Dennis Greene and assistant Martyn Bunce.
Dennis Greene and assistant Martyn Bunce.

Boston United manager Dennis Greene has kicked off his rebuilding process by agreeing terms with three linchpins of his squad.

Leading scorer Marc Newsham, captain Ian Ross and striker Spencer Weir-Daley have all given gentleman’s agreements that they will sign contracts to remain at the Jakemans Stadium next season.

The arrival of Greene has reinvigorated the United squad, with all three looking forward to working with the manager next season.

“There’s definitely a feelgood factor about the club,” said Ross, who has rediscovered his goalscoring and playmaking touch under Greene.

“The manager’s come in and done his thing. All the lads are enjoying it and it’s showing on the pitch.”

Newsham - last season’s Player of the Year at York Street - is arguably the most important of the three signings.

Twenty-eight of the 84 goals Newsham has scored for the Pilgrims have come this season.

He is also the only member of the squad who has started all of the Pilgrims’ 47 competitive matches to date this campaign.

Completing the triumvirate is former Nottingham Forest forward Weir-Daley.

Like Newsham, the striker first turned out for the club during the treble-winning 2009-10 campaign, and has since scored 56 goals in 190 appearances.