BOSTON United new boy Matt Wilson says Jason Lee’s courting of him was the reason he agreed to join the club.
And now he is hoping it can lead to something more.
After picking up an injury last season, he found himself out of favour at Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Alfreton Town.
During the summer, manager Nicky Law told him he had also become surplus to requirements at North Street.
But after manager Lee’s pursuit of the towering defender/midfielder, Wilson was persuaded to make a three-month loan move to York Street.
“Jason showed a lot of interest so I want to repay that and do a job for him,” Wilson told The Standard.
“I’ve been told I’m not in (Alfreton’s) plans this year.
“I’ve got a year on my contract, but if I’m not in the plans then my main priority is games under my belt.
“I spoke to Jason a lot over the summer and I took the option to come on loan and, hopefully if it goes well, there may be a view to extending it.”
Wilson, 25, first got to know Jason Lee when both were guests at Pilgrims midfielder Ian Ross’ stag do.
And after learning of the player’s availability, Lee wanted the man on board to bring a little needed experience to the team.
Wilson, formerly on the books of Grantham Town, spent the last two months of last season on loan with Blue Square Bet North rivals Guiseley.
In fact, he scored the final goal of last season at York Street, earning the Lions a 3-3 draw with Boston.
It was a neat strike from distance, but towering above most of his teammates at 6 feet 3 ins, Wilson admits he is a bigger threat from set pieces.
Able to slot in defence or midfield, Wilson says the centre of the park is where he prefers playing.
However, after time spent on the bench with Alfreton, he is eager just for minutes.
“I like to be in midfield, everyone really likes being as far up the park as possible,” he added.
“But I’ll do a job anywhere. You just do your best for the club.”