Spencer Weir-Daley says he will be leaving Boston United with ‘too many good memories’.
This week the fans’ favourite announced he felt the time was right for him to move on, but he does so having more than left his mark on the club.
The former Nottingham Forest striker joined the club back in 2009 and made an instant impact, scoring 21 goals to help the Pilgrims win the UniBond Premier Play-off final, the UniBond Knockout Cup and Lincolnshire Senior Shield.
The following campaign - his first full season with the club - he finished as United’s top scorer, netting 14 times as they finished third in the Blue Square Bet North.
“I’ve had so many great times with Boston, I have too many good memories,” said Weir-Daley, who is currently looking for a new club which can offer him the weekly first-team football he wants.
“I want to thank everybody at the club. I’ve really, really enjoyed it here since I first came, there’s a good feel to the place.
“I’ll also miss the fans. It was an amazing feeling whenever I heard my chant - even when I wasn’t playing.
“I had a great relationship with the fans.”
Weir-Daley briefly left United in 2011 to seek full-time football with Telford, but returned after half a season.
In total he made 176 appearances and scored 66 goals.
The forward cited the play-off final at Bradford Park Avenue, the first day of this season at Stockport County and the ongoing battles with Guiseley among his top memories.
He also reflected fondly on this season’s 4-0 FA Cup win at Stafford Rangers, where he marked his 150th appearance with his 60th and 61st goals.
Weir-Daley says he will also hold the final home match of the season, the 2-0 victory over North Ferriby, as a spcial occasion as he got the chance to bring his young son Star into the dressing room to meet his teammates.
“That was a good moment,” he added. “Because they’d all heard so much about him.
“I think a few of us were a little bit emotional that day.
“There are a lot of characters in the dressing room, maybe sometimes the fans don’t realise just just what a good group this club had this season.
“And I think some of us were a bit upset because we knew the group may be splitting up.”