Ross rejoins as Boston United finally get their man

Ian Ross celebrates a goal with former Pilgrim David Noble, as well as showing off his Young Player of the Month trophy and battling with Rochdale's Ernie Cooksey.
Ian Ross celebrates a goal with former Pilgrim David Noble, as well as showing off his Young Player of the Month trophy and battling with Rochdale's Ernie Cooksey.

IAN Ross has rejoined Boston United.... finally.

IAN Ross has rejoined Boston United.... finally.

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After attempts to snap up the playmaker in the summer failed, the 25-year-old has eventually made a return to York Street.

The midfielder has signed a contract with the club until the end of the season, after parting company with Blue Square Bet North rivals Harrogate Town.

He is eligible to go straight into the team ahead of Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Workington.

“Ian Ross is someone I know from my time at both Boston and Notts County,” said boss Lee Canoville.

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“He was someone we were interested in in the summer, but he joined Harrogate.”

However, Ross’ move from north Yorkshire is not exactly acrimonious.

Last week Harrogate boss Simon Weaver - an ex-Boston defender - used the club’s website to announce that the club had released Ross, citing pressure from the player and Boston’s management.

However, Canoville denied United had made contact with Harrogate and also described suggestions that they had offered an experienced midfielder in a swap deal as ‘lies’.

He said: “We haven’t offered them any players.

“We’re happy with the squad we’ve got.

“There’s no way we’d be offering them any of their players. No-one here’s going out.

“Maybe they’ve put that out to keep their supporters happy?

“It’s unsettling. We want our players to know that when they’re involved they’re with us. It’s lies.”

The ex-Sheffield United trainee made 16 appearances for the Pilgrims in the 2005-06 League Two season, alongside current managers Jason Lee and Canoville.

He then made the switch to Notts County, alongside Lee and Canoville the following season.

He also brings promotion pedigree, after being part of the Alfreton side which won the BSBN title last season.

Ross was also named the Powerade Young Player of the Month during his spell with Boston, a stint which saw him score four times and make a name for himself as a dead ball specialist.