Clare signing will improve Boston Town

Daryl Clare in action on Saturday.
Daryl Clare in action on Saturday.

Nathan Collins believes that new signing Daryl Clare can bring the best out of his Boston Town side.

Clare is no stranger to football fans in the town, winning the Conference Golden Boot award in 2002 as his 25 goals helped fire Boston United into the Football League.

last week the ex-Grimsby Town and Republic of Ireland B player agreed to link up with the Poachers, something boss Collins sees as a top signing.

He said: “He’s a quality player and he’ll be good for our lads.

“Young strikers like Josh Ford will learn a lot from him.

“We’ve got a young side and his calmness and assurances on the ball will help us.

“He’s also someone who knows where the goal is.”

Clare, who recently resigned as player-manager of Louth Town, made his Poachers debut during Saturday’s 5-3 UCL Knockout Cup victory at home to Burton Park Wanderers.

Former Corby Town striker Lee Croft also made his debut on Saturday, while Collins has also snapped up ex-Scunthorpe United and Brigg Town teenager Sam Woods.

Josh Ford and Lori Borbely both netted braces and Matt Kennedy was also on target for the Poachers.

Town were pegged back the first three times they took the lead, as Rob Foster, Cavell Jarvis and Dan Spaughton scored for Burton Park.

Collins added: “They had some good strikers but our lads showed lots of character.”

Boston Town travel to face Holbeach United this evening, looking to pick up some valuable UCL Premier points.

The Poachers suffered a 2-0 reverse to the Tigers last month, in Collins’ second match as manager.

But after Saturday’s 5-3 success against Division One Burton Park Wanderers in the Knockout Cup, Boston are hoping to get revenge on Glen Maddison’s side at Carter’s Park (KO 7.45pm).

Ian Dunn, who Collins replaced in the Poachers dug-out, is now on the books of Holbeach.

And after agreeing not to play in the first meeting, he is now eligible to face his old employers.

For a match report, log on to www.bostonstandard.co.uk