He can play another 100! Boston Town boss Ian Dunn backs Michael Wood after appearance milestone

Michael Wood.
Michael Wood.

Boston Town manger Ian Dunn is backing his captain Michael Wood to play another 100 games for the club.

The centre back reached his century of matches for the Poachers during the recent 2-2 draw with Stewarts and Lloyds Corby.

“Woody’s a good lad who’s not had the best of luck with injuries,” Dunn told The Standard.

“But you always know what you’ll get with him on the pitch.

“He’s a clever player and one of the reasons we’ve made progress this season.”

Wood - a product of Boston United’s youth academy - made his Town debut in a 6-2 win at Rothwell Corinthians on January 3, 2011.

He went on to play 22 times that season, and then missed just three of the Poachers’ game in 2011-12.

This season he has made another 32 appearances to date.

Dunn added: “He’s only 23 but he’s one of our more experienced players.

“He’s our captain and a big part of our plans for the next couple of years.

“Hopefully, he’ll make another 100 appearances.”

Town’s return match at Corby, scheduled for last night, was postponed due to ‘eight inches of snow’ on the Corby pitch.

Town now turn their attentions to two home fixtures, Saturday’s UCL Premier fixture against Cogenhoe (KO 3pm) and Easter Monday’s derby clash with Sleaford Town, also at Tattershall Road (KO 3pm).

Town drew 4-4 at Cogenhoe in August, after seeing a 3-1 lead slip.

The Poachers are also keen to do the double over Sleaford, after a 2-1 win at Eslaforde Park on Boxing Day.