Julian Bennett’s on a trophy mission with Boston United

Julian Bennett.
Julian Bennett.

Julian Bennett wants to join Boston United to win trophies.

The left back is currently on trial with the Pilgrims, hoping to earn a deal following a year-long absence from football due to a knee injury.

Manager Dennis Greene has admitted he is keen to sign the left back and fellow trialist Matt Urwin, a goalkeeper.

Bennett, 30, says the feeling is mutual, but is quick to point out he’s a player with fire in his belly, and not a former pro after a final pay day.

“Hopefully that will show,” he told The Standard.

“I love my football and I’m passionate and committed.

“Last season I missed the competitive side.

“I’m not here to make up the numbers and see my days out.”

After last season’s gut-wrenching play-off defeat, United are intent on winning the National League North.

And Bennett is singing from the same hymn sheet.

“I’ve heard a lot about where this club wants to go,” added the ex-Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace defender.

“Why can’t Boston be back in the League?

“Hopefully, I can be that experienced head to see them through.”

Tonight (Wednesday) could see Bennett face his former club as United host Nottingham Forest’s under 21s (KO 7pm) in a friendly.

“It would be a good test quality-wise, but we’ll give them a good game,” Bennett said.

“Obviously, the pre-season is all about preparing.

“It’s Forest but we’ll still go out there and do our thing right.”