“I was waiting for the right thing to come along!” Garner eyes a Pilgrims promotion after ‘confrontations’ saw him leave Cambridge United

Scott Garner (right) in action for Mansfield.
Scott Garner (right) in action for Mansfield.

Scott Garner has only played 90 minutes for Boston United - and already he’s suggesting that he could extend his loan spell.

The 23-year-old centre back pulled on a Pilgrims shirt for the first time last night, as Boston earned a 2-1 friendly win at Lincoln United.

“If both parties are happy and it’s going really well then I’d definitely be hapy to extend it,” said Garner, who joined Boston on an initial loan spell until January earlier this week.

The defender, who partnered both Carl Piergianni and Stefan Galinski at the heart of defence last night, was told he was surplus to requirements at parent club Cambridge United.

And after relations between player and club were stretched, he is looking for a fresh start at York Street.

Garner added: “I got injured and then went out on loan. I came back and it was a different manager with different plans.

“That’s just football really.

“I don’t think they’ve gone about it the best way and we’ve had some confrontations.

“It’s good to get out of there.

“I was looking to get out of there for a bit, just waiting for the right thing to come along, and this was it.”

The ex-Grimsby Town and Mansfield Town man joined his new teammates for the first time at Ashby Avenue, but they weren’t all unfamiliar faces.

During his loan spell at Lincoln City last season, Garner was working alongside Peter Bore and Gary Mills, who helped convice him to drop down with them to the Conference North.

“It’s a good opportunity for me to come here and do really well, that’s the main thing for me,” Garner added.

“It’s a good opportunity to push Boston on as far as we can.

“I’ve played against them a couple of times and know they should be a lot higher up in the leagues than they are, and I think this would be a good opportunity to do something about that this season.”