Brown available for Boston Town ahead of Wellingborough clash

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BOSTON Town have bolstered their strikeforce after snapping up free agent Nick Brown.

Town boss Phil Jones moved to sign the forward after he was released by United Counties League Premier Division rivals Holbeach United.

Brown was expected to make his Town debut on Saturday, but the Poachers’ clash at Daventry United was postponed following a waterlogged pitch.

He will, however, be available for this weekend’s fixture, as Wellingborough Town are the guests at Tattershall Road (KO 3pm).

However, Town’s hopes of signing forward/winger Jammal Shahin appear to have hit the buffers.

The attacker is currently plying his trade at Brigg Town, but Spalding United hold his UCL registration and are not keen on allowing him to link up with Jones’ side.

Meanwhile, Brown’s fellow striker Gary Bull has reached a landmark for Boston Town.

The 45-year-old ex-Nottingham Forest forward made his 300th appearance for the club in the 3-0 win at Northampton Spencer last week.

And a goal against Wellingborough would see him grab his 200th goal for the club.

Of the current Poachers, only Shaun Baker - who made a brief return this season - is ahead of him, having made his 315th appearance for Town against Thrapston on New Year’s Eve.

The only other recent players to have reached the 300 landmark are Matt Price (483) and Paul Goodhand (316). The record is held by Lee Rippin, who played more than 600 games for the club, while Ross Don-Duncan made more than 400 run outs.