Spencer Weir-Daley wants to repay Boston United, after the club helped him to fall back in love with football.
The striker marked his 150th appearance for United during Saturday’s 4-0 FA Cup win at Stafford Rangers by netting a brace, his 60th and 61st goals for the Pilgrims.
After seeing his name on the scoresheet twice, he gave an honest and open interview to The Standard - stating he is determined to bag the goals to lead the club back to the Skrill Premier as a thank you to the York Street club for giving him a second chance after suffering a long-term knee injury.
“It’s a nice place, I’m happy here and I just want us to be back there (promoted) because this club got me back enjoying my football again,” Weir-Daley said.
“I went through a phase where I wasn’t enjoying football.
“After leaving Notts County I didn’t have a club for nine months. I turned a lot of clubs down and then I picked up an injury.
“It was a long time away from the game, and Boston got me enjoying football again. I’m always grateful for that.”
And now, after making his 150th appearance, the former Nottingham Forest man is refusing to rule out turning out in amber and black another 150 times.
However, he admits he may have to adapt his game to reach that milestone, adding: “When I first joined, I’ll be honest, I didn’t see me having 150 appearances.
“But that just shows I’ve enjoyed my time here.
“If the goals keep coming, I’ll be happy.
“I’ll bring goals to the team, but as I’ve always said, as time goes on, I’ll try to bring other stuff, like assists. “I just want to be successful.”
Success, in Weir-Daley’s eyes, will be gauged by goals and trophies.
In his first season at United he helped the club to promotion from the UniBond Premier, in a season where the Pilgrims also lifted the UniBond Cup and the Lincs Senior Shield.
Now he has his sights set of further glory.
There may be plenty of rivals in the Skrill North aiming to crush the forward’s dreams, but Weir-Daley refuses to give up on another promotion.
He continued: “It would be great if we could get up. It’s a big ask, but why not?
“If I could go up there’d be nothing better than to go up with Boston.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do, but I believe it’s possible.
“Boston is a bigger club than where it is.
“Before Boston, I had been with professional clubs, and when I came here it was in a lower league, but everything was done in a professional way.
“That was the first thing which attracted me, and then the fans were the other reason - they have always stuck by us.”