Double swoop! Boston Town snap up Ollie Pinner and Doug Lindberg

Ollie Pinner.
Ollie Pinner.

BOSTON Town have bolstered their squad by snapping up keeper Doug Lindberg and bringing Ollie Pinner back into the fold.

BOSTON Town have bolstered their squad by snapping up keeper Doug Lindberg and bringing Ollie Pinner back into the fold.

Pinner began his senior football career with the Poachers in 2004, before leaving during last season for Wisbech Town.

And after beginning the season with Boston United Reserves, managers Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking have persuaded him to switch York Street for Tattershall Road.

Hocking may be delighted to have the utility man available, but he has warned Pinner his favoured position has to be won back.

He said: “He’s a valuable player to have and we’re pleased he was keen to come back.

“He’s been an important player for this club over the years.

“Ollie wants to play in midfield, that’s his favourite position. But we’ve got a lot of quality in there.

“He’s played at the back for us so far and he’s been superb there.”

Meanwhile, Australian Lindberg - a former ex-Lincoln City stopper - made his debut on Saturday, keeping a clean sheet in the 3-0 win over Wellingborough.

With number one Chris Wright still out injured, Town agreed a loan deal to bring Ricky Drury over from Boston United.

But after he was recalled by manager Jason Lee, the Poachers bosses spent Friday scrambling for a replacement.

And after Lindberg was reccommended by his ex-Pilgrims teammate Paul Bastock, they made their move.

“Doug’s a quality keeper and he was superb on Saturday,” Hocking added.

“We’ve got his UCL registration and we hope he’ll carry on playing for us.

“If he stays on I can see him and Chris Wright battling for the number one shirt.”