Three is definitely a magic number for Weir-Daley

Spencer Weir-Daley.
Spencer Weir-Daley.

SPENCER Weir-Daley believes that strike partner Ben Fairclough putting pen to paper on a new deal will only aid the Pilgrims’ attack.

Weir-Daley and Marc Newsham made up two-thirds of Boston United’s attacking trio towards the end of last season.

And after both agreeing to new deals at York Street for the 2012-13 season, the trio were reunited as Fairclough also agreed to stay on Friday.

Claiming three really is a magic number, he told The Standard: “I’m glad Newsh has signed because we have a good understanding and Ben is someone I enjoy playing with.”

Weir-Daley knows Fairclough well, with the pair having an understanding from their times together at Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Boston United.

And he believes this could be the key to success this term.

He continued: “Some clubs have bigger budgets, but we have an understanding that money can’t buy, all three of us.

“Money isn’t everything.”

For the past three seasons, Newsham and Weir-Daley have alternated between who finishes as leading scorer.

With Newsham taking the accolade in 2010 and 2012, Weir-Daley believes it is his turn again.

However, he believes both he and Newsham can work together to fire the Pilgrims to the top of the Blue Square Bet North.

“Hopefully I can be the leading scorer, but the main thing is success,” he said.

“Me and Newsh both have good ratios and we both have to keep scoring to keep the club up there.

“We need to hit the ground running, we don’t want to be playing catch up.”

And another positive for Weir-Daley is the supply, something he believes is possible as playmakers Ian Ross and Ben Milnes have both also joined on.

“Ben Milnes and Ian Ross have signed as well and they are attacking players I like playing with,” he continued.