Dowie is ‘eager’ for his home return with Boston United

Jay Dowie.
Jay Dowie.

Jay Dowie can’t wait to run out at the Jakemans Stadium once again.

The midfielder returned to Boston United last night, appearing from the bench as the Pilgrims won 3-1 at Brackley Town.

And now he’s hoping to play a role in Saturday’s National League North clash at home to Gloucester City (KO 3pm).

“It’s nice to play in front of a 1,00-plus crowd, they give you that extra few per cent,” the 23-year-old told The Standard.

“I’m eager to get out there. But I have to get into the team first.”

Dowie made 18 appearances for the club at the end of the 2013-14 season and start of the 2014-15 campaign.

But he never really got over an ankle injury picked up last summer at Carlton Town, and was released as the club looked to free up funds for the return of Mark Jones.

But as Jake Sheridan was released this week, Dennis Greene moved swiftly to bring back Dowie, who he also managed at Histon, along with current Pilgrims Zak Mills and Grant Roberts.

“The ankle injury was bad,” added the midfielder, who believes he failed to return to his best form after working his body too hard in training.

“I came back early and I wasn’t right and I wasn’t running properly.

“That’s behind me now. I just need to get fit.

“I’ve learnt a few things. I got injured doing too much. I was doing too much work rushing to get back from injury.

“I’ll be a more wiser Dowie now.”

Stevenage-based Dowie told The Standard he turned down interest from an unnamed National League South club to join the Pilgrims.

Last night’s appearance from the bench saw him help the club pick up their second consecutive victory.

Now he is hoping for plenty more three-point successes.

“It’s wonderful to be back. To get three points is a positive start,” he continued.

“Six points from two is picking up.

“We’ve got six points on the board and want to keep this going. You want runs, to keep that momentum going.

“Hopefully that can happen from now on.”