Leading scorer Southwell wants to stay at Boston United

Boston United v Guiseley.
Boston United v Guiseley.

Hotshot Dayle Southwell says he wants to repay Boston United by extending his contract with the club.

The striker joined the Pilgrims in the summer after being released by boyhood club Grimsby Town - and he has since scored 18 times in 31 appearances.

Last week United began talks about extending the forward’s deal, which ends this year.

And Southwell says he is keen to stay on.

“I want to be here and, hopefully, we can sort something out,” he told The Standard.

“We share the same ambitions, the club wants promotion and I want promotion.

“I don’t see why we can’t sort something out.

“Hopefully, I can sign.”

Southwell’s goalscoring feat is even more remarkable as this is his first full season of senior football, after finding opportunities with the Mariners hard to come by throughout the previous campaign.

“It’s my first season of regular football and that’s thanks to the gaffer for taking a chance on me,” he added.

“Hopefully, I’ve repaid him and, hopefully, I can carry on scoring more goals.

“I love it here, it’s a great club.”