Ben Gordon says he has no qualms about dropping down to the National League North to join Boston United.
The left back made the move from National League Woking last week, making his debut in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Altrincham.
And after spending part of last season with Bradford Park Avenue - where he played alongside current Pilgrims teammates Jason St Juste, Callum Chippendale and Lamin Colley - 25-year-old Gordon believes he can be an asset to Dennis Greene’s side.
“I’ve played this level last year with Bradford Park Avenue for a bit, so I know a bit about the league,” he said.
“I always keep an eye out for the league.
“It’s not a massive change from the Conference to the Conference North, so there were no concerns at all.”
Gordon admitted that the five-hour slog from his Bradford home to Woking was taking it toll, making the decision to move to Boston an easy one.
A disciplined performance from the new signing helped United stretch their unbeaten run to five matches at the J. Davidson Stadium, where they have previously picked up just one point and conceded 13 imes in their past three visits.
And although Altrincham, struggling in the relegation zone, are a shadow of the side they have been in previous years, Gordon is more concerned about his new club’s form after earning their first away victory in the league this season.
“When I first came in the boys were talking about an unbeaten run,” he added. “It’s easier to come into a side doing well.
“And it was important we kept that going. You don’t want to go to a club near the bottom and drop points, it was vital to get the clean sheet, nick a win and keep the run going.”
That victory came courtesy of a 70th minute finish from captain Liam Agnew.
After feeding Waide Fairhurst on the edge of the penalty area the captain kept charging into the box, where he latched onto the striker’s clever step-over pass to thrash the ball beyond the reach of Andrew Dawber, his third goal in six matches.
But United also owe a debt of gratitude to keeper Dion-Curtis Henry for pulling off a string of saves which earned that clean sheet.