NEW Boston United defender Conor Marshall opted to move to the Jakemans Stadium – after seeking advice from former managers Rob Scott and Paul Hurst.
United and Grimsby Town will be locked in a court battle this year (the Pilgrims seeking compensation after the management duo switched to the Mariners) but relations between the clubs still appears civil.
“The managers said some good things to me about about Boston and that helped me make my mind up,” said Marshall, who joined United from Brigg, after starting the season with Grimsby.
“They also put in a good word for me when Jason (Lee, Boston boss) rang them.”
Marshall, 18, made his debut in Saturday’s goalless draw with Nuneaton, only the Pilgrims’ fifth shut out in the Blue Square Bet North this campaign.
“Hopefully, we’ll get some more... starting on Saturday,” the full back added.
“I’m here because I want to play in the starting line-up regularly.”
Marshall’s arrival has also promoted a player shake-up, with right-back Jordan Fairclough’s United future in doubt after being transfer-listed, while defender Jason Field has joined Brigg on loan.
Meanwhile, forward Mickey Stones has taken an indefinite break from football as he battles to overcome a knee injury.