Pear pressure pays off! Shaun’s words help Spriggs decide to move to Boston United

Steve Spriggs.
Steve Spriggs.

Pilgrims new boy Steve Spriggs has revealed he decided to join Boston United after talks with ex-York Street defender Shaun Pearson.

The winger opted to swap King’s Lynn Town for United this week, officially putting pen to paper on Monday.

But he did his homework first, consulting pal Pearson, who won the UniBond Premier play-offs with Boston in 2010.

“I’ve heard bits and bobs about Boston,” said Spriggs, who has already scored 18 times for the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division One South Linnets this season.

“Shaun was always going on about Boston, saying it was a great club, so I’m looking forward to it.

“I spoke to him about the move and he said it was a really well-run club and I’d have no worries about going there.”

After constructive talks with United boss Graham Drury, Spriggs is looking forward to his new challenge.

He added: “I’m 24 and the chance to play two divisions higher was something I couldn’t turn down.

“I want to play at the highest level I can, and I’m looking forward to playing for Boston.”

Spriggs is looking to be involved as United host Gloucester on Saturday (KO 3pm).

The Pilgrims have also snapped up full back Paul Mayo as cover.

Meanwhile, striker Mark Jones has opted to join Blue Square Bet North rivals Gainsborough Trinity.