Manager Graham Drury says new signing Phil Watt has the mean streak he believes is missing from the Boston United squad.
“The one thing about Phil is that he’s brave about what he does,” Drury said, singing the praises of his latest recruit.
Defender Watt was made his United debut as the Pilgrims lost 2-1 to Harrogate Town in Blue Square Bet North action last night (Tuesday), after playing his final match for Grantham Town on Saturday.
And after watching his team concede stoppage-time goals against Corby Town and Workington to drop three points at the death this week, Drury reckons Watt’s attitude is exactly what the Boston side needs.
“He will run through brick walls for you,” the manager added. “He’s a leader and aggressive in what he does,
“Phil is a lovely kid. But he’s not nice when he crosses the line, and we need that.
“We’re a little too nice.”
Watt, who turns 25 tomorrow, is a former Lincoln City trainee.
In between spells with the Gingerbreads, he played under Drury at Corby Town.
Watt won the Southern League with Corby in 2009 and Evo-Stik Division One South with Grantham last season.
Drury added: “He’s got championship winners medals under his belt, he knows what it’s like to win games.
“When he crosses that white line he just wants to win.
United host Colwyn Bay on Saturday (KO 3pm)