Joining Boston United was a ’no-brainer’ says Stainfield

Nathan Stainfield.
Nathan Stainfield.

NATHAN Stainfield said joining Boston United was a ‘no-brainer’.

The 22-year-old defender marked his Pilgrims debut with a headed goal as they defeated Hinckley 2-0 last night.

Stainfield said he felt ‘disillusioned’ with football after returning to the country from the USA where he has been coaching after spending last term with Boston Town.

But the option to get back into the swing of things in the Blue Square Bet North was one he couldn’t turn down.

“I got the call on Sunday asking me if I wanted to be in the squad,” he said.

“It was a no-brainer.

“I couldn’t say no. I’m a local lad and wanted to play.”

Despite being on the books of Town last season, Stainfield did old club Swineshead Institute a favour and turned out for them against Boston United Reserves at the end of last season.

He marked ex-Leicester City striker Lawrie Dudfield that evening and did enough to impress manager Jason Lee, who was also playing.

The Pilgrims asked him to join up with them for pre-season training but commitments in America meant he had to say no.

However, on his return he agreed to join up but go out on loan to Spalding United for match fitness.

However, after one game, Boston called him up and the youngster grasped his chance firmly.

“I was ever so pleased to score,” he told The Standard.

“I just really enjoyed it and was pleased to be given the opportunity to play.

“I’m really chuffed.

“My heart rate’s come down and I’m back to normal at last.”

Stainfield, from Swineshead, also had kind words for Martyn Lakin, his Poachers boss who let him join United with his blessings.

“I had a great manager at Boston Town, Martyn Lakin was superb to me and always wanted the best for me,” he added.