The waiting game! Gledhill needs clearance to make Boston United debut

Matt Gledhill.
Matt Gledhill.

Goalkeeper Matt Gledhill hopes he gets the thumbs up for the start of the Vanarama North season.

The Irishman signed non-contract terms with Boston United last week after impressing in pre-season.

But he is now waiting for international clearance to be granted before he can play competitively for the Pilgrims.

And with the league campaign kicking off on Saturday, the young stopper is hoping for some good news this week.

“Last time, when I came to England in the first place, it only took two weeks, so I’m hopeful it’ll come by the start of the season,” Gledhill - who has previously been on the books of Portsmouth and Stoke City - told The Standard.

“It’s the not knowing that’s frustrating.

“I’d prefer to know a date, even if it’s after the start of the season.

“I’d prefer to know so I can prepare myself.

“But I’ll still prepare myself for the start of the season as if I’m playing and we’ll take it from there.”

With Gledhill sidelined, Sam Vince took the number one shirt for United’s Lincolnshire Senior Cup defeat to Gainsborough Trinity last week.

The Irishman says he is enjoying the competition with his goalkeeping rival.

He added: “It’s always good to have someone pushing you, I think we’ll push each other.

“Whoever takes number one spot knows they’ll have the other pushing them.

“He’s a good lad and good to train with and good to warm-up with.”

Twenty-year-old Gledhill has most recently been on the books of League of Ireland Premier Division side Cork City and can also list Sligo Rovers as another of his former clubs.