It’s promotion or bust! Stefan Galinski won’t settle for second best at Boston United

Stefan Galinski.

Stefan Galinski.

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Stefan Galinski believes Boston United must settle for nothing less than promotion this season.

The former Derby County defender has penned a deal with the Pilgrims, and now he has set his sights on step one of a return to the Football League.

“My hope for this season is to get promoted, nothing else,” the 19-year-old told The Standard.

“It doesn’t matter how we do it. First, second, third, fourth or fifth - it doesn’t matter where we finish, but we need to get promoted.

“This is too big a club to be where it is.”

The Polish youth international believes that leaving Corby Town for United is the best way to fulfil his ambition of playing in the Football League.

Twelve months ago he signed professional terms with the Rams, but didn’t make a first-team appearance in the Championship.

But now he wants a second bite of the cherry, and isn’t willing to think of any ifs or buts.

“You’ve got to aim high, otherwise, what’s the point?” he asked.

“There’s no point coming in to a season being happy with being mid-table.

“People put money into the club, fans pay their money to come and watch - why shouldn’t we all have a bit of ambition?

“We need to put the club back in the Football League, it’s where we all want to be as players.”

Galinski believes he can join fellow central defenders Carl Piergianni and Scott Garner in creating a formidable back line, but he wants to do the business at both ends of the pitch.

He added: “I want to keep clean sheets, that’s my job.

But from set pieces I’ve got my own targets for the season - definitely a few goals.”