IAN Ross hopes his return to Boston United can get him back to the best form of his career.
The midfielder made his York Street comeback on Saturday, helping the Pilgrims to a 1-0 FA Trophy victory over Workington.
And after an unhappy spell at Blue Square Bet North rivals Harrogate Town, Ross hopes familiar surroundings in the shadow of the Stump can re-energise his career.
“I have great memories of this place,” said the 25-year-old, who made 16 appearances in the 2005-06 League Two season, while on loan from Sheffield United.
“I played some of the best football of my life here, and I’m happy to be back.
“Hopefully, I’ll pick it up again. I haven’t played for a couple of weeks, but hopefully I can get back into things and start playing my best game again.”
Ross’ switch to the Jakemans Stadium wasn’t without acrimony, with Harrogate boss Simon Weaver slamming Boston before opting to release his man.
Weaver claimed United manager Jason Lee, and the midfielder himself, had put pressure on him to allow the player to move back to Lincolnshire.
United deny they made an approach, but Ross admitted he pushed for a move.
“I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t really happy there,” he said.
“I know Jason and Canners well, and I wanted to come back here and play for Boston.”
And in the amber and black shirt once again, Ross is eager to repeat last season’s BSBN title-winning feat with Alfreton Town.
He added: “It looks a very good squad we’ve got here.
“We’ve got a bit of everything that you need. We’ve got power up front with Jason and we’ve got ball players in the middle.
“I don’t see why we cant push to go up.”
On-loan striker Jordan Burrow has returned to parent club Chesterfield following a two-month loan spell.
In that time, Burrow made 11 appearances and scored twice, although he struggled to make a place in the starting XI his own.
Boston United have been draw to face Hyde in round four of the FA Trophy.
The tie will be played at York Street on December 10.