Player of the Year Carl Piergianni says he has fallen in love with Boston United

Carl Piergianni.
Carl Piergianni.

Defender Carl Piergianni says he has fallen in love with Boston United.

After being voted as the club’s Player of the Year, the centre back admitted that his bond with the Pilgrims has only been strengthened, vowing to remain with the team for years to come.

Carl Piergianni receives his York Street Veterans Award.

Carl Piergianni receives his York Street Veterans Award.

However, he did agree that he would swap his three end-of-season trophies for promotion without a second thought.

“I’ve had two years at the club and enjoyed every single minute of it,” said Piergianni.

“Its great to be appreciated - I’m in love with the club and I ain’t going to leave.

“Regardles of whether we go up or not, I’m under contract and I want to be at this club for years to come.

Carl Piergianni collects his Player of the Year trophy.

Carl Piergianni collects his Player of the Year trophy.

“But I’d love to help carry this club into the Conference (Premier).”

As well as his Player of the Year award, Piergianni also got the nod from the Boston United Supporters’ Association and York Street Veterans, making it a hat-trick of trophies.

But the one accolade he really wants could be just three matches away, if the Pilgrims can win the Vanarama North play-offs.

“I’m ecstatic. They (the trophies) mean so much to me, they’re something I’ll keep forever and look back on,” he added. “But there’s no doubt I want to win promotion.

“It’s not about me winning individual awards.

“Everyone in the team’s been brilliant this year, so the most important thing for us is winning the promotion.”

Having spent the 2011-12 season in the Conference Premier with Stockport County, Piergianni believes United have what it takes to make the step up.

He added: “The club is ready and the team is as well now. We’d love to go up and have a crack.”