Farman eyes his first victory for Boston United

Paul Farman.
Paul Farman.

Paul Farman is targeting his first victory as a Boston United player as the Pilgrims host Gloucester City on Saturday.

The 24-year-old keeper joined United on a three-month loan deal from Lincoln City on Friday, making his debut in the 3-2 defeat at Stockport County.

Now the former Gateshead stopper is keen to impress the Pilgrims support as he hopes to make his home debut against the Tigers on Saturday (KO 3pm).

“I want to play as many games as I can,” Farman told The Standard.

“The gaffer, myself and all the lads will be wanting to get the win and three points.”

Farman is no stranger to the Jakemans Stadium, having played a trial match there as a 16-year-old.

And despite not being taken on back then, he named Boston as a club he was eager to play for.

“I’m over the moon and delighted to be playing,” said Farman, who has been operating as Nick Townsend’s understudy at Sincil Bank this season.

“I sat down with a couple of people at Lincoln and said I really want to go and play some games. They asked me if I was willing to play a league below and I named Boston.”

Farman’s arrival, however, leaves question marks about the future of Matt Gledhill.

The stopper didn’t travel with the squad on Saturday.

Manager Dennis Greene said: “Paul’s here for three months and Vinno (Sam Vince) will understudy him.

“There’s no room for Matt at the moment but we’ll help him try to find a club and we’ll go from there.”

Greene is also calling for United to put their past two defeats behind them, adding: “You’ve got to work hard and make your own luck.

“We’ve got to get back to basics.

“If we keep a clean sheet then we win football matches.”