Can Boston Town hold on to Nuttell?

Jordan Nuttell.
Jordan Nuttell.

“It looked like he had never been away.”

That was Boston Town manager Dan Barrett’s take on Jordan Nuttell’s return to the DWB Stadium as the striker scored an 85th-minute winner to gift the Poachers a 2-1 victory over Huntingdon Town on Saturday.

Nuttell left Boston to make the step-up to the Evo-Stik Division One with Spalding United earlier this season.

But at the weekend he returned to Town, who still hold his UCL registration, in a bid to regain match fitness.

“I like to keep an eye on players who have left the club and try my utmost to always keep the relationship a good one and leave the door open,” Barrett said.

“Jordan has not featured with Spalding as of late due to illness, so I worked with Pat (Rayment, Spalding manager) to get Jordan some game time.

“He did not let me down with an assist and scoring a goal.

“It looked like he had never been away.”

Nuttell (pictured) joined the Poachers the season before last after making the switch from Boston United, playing both as a forward and central defender.

Barrett believes Nuttell’s future lies at a higher level than the UCL Premier, but hopes he can keep hold of the player a little longer.

He added: “Hopefully, I can keep him for a little while.

“Jordan is definitely one for the future and will do well at a higher level.”