Robbins wants more goals after Boston United step-up

Ryan Robbins
Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins has vowed to build upon his ‘dream debut’ and keep on finding the net for Boston United.

The striker - who joined the club after leaving Stamford last week - needed just 18 minutes to mark his arrival with a goal as the Pilgrims beat Nuneaton Town 3-1 on Saturday.

And after the victory moved the squad to within five points of the play-off spots, Robbins announced there is more to come.

“I always back my ability,” he said.

“I score goals wherever I am and I’m hoping I can bring my goals here.

“I’m hoping we can kick on up the league.”

Robbins netted 49 league goals for the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Daniels in little more than two seasons, and has also been on target in international football for St Kitts and Nevis.

He admitted that the National League North will bring its own challenges... but it’s where he wants to be.

“It’s been a dream debut to be fair,” the forward said.

“I’m not used to the Conference North, it’s a completely different environment for me.

“It’s a lot quicker, there’s a lot more football being played.

“I enjoyed it to be fair.

“I want to prove I can hack it up here and keep pushing.

“I had a few offers on the table but I felt the best one was Boston.

“I always wanted to test myself in the Conference and now I’ve got the chance to do it.”

Dennis Greene has been a long-time admirer of the left-sided striker, who can also play on the wing.

After finally getting his man, he likened him to Ricky Miller, who scored 28 times for Boston in the 2013-14 campaign, before joining Luton Town.

“You can see what he can do,” Greene said.

“Apart from his goal, how many times did he walk round a player and smash shots at goal?

“He’s like a Ricky Miller, and you can see he causes the same problems down that left-hand channel.”