BOSTON Town have re-signed striker Ian Dunn as the club looks to turn their fortunes around in time for Saturday’s UCL Knockout Cup semi-final against Peterborough Northern Star.
The forward – who has been playing with Pinchbeck in the Peterborough Premier League this season – is no stranger to the UCL Premier, where he has turned out for, among other clubs, the Poachers, Holbeach United, Deeping Rangers, Sleaford Town and Bourne, where he was managed by Lakin.
He also had a stint at Blue Square South outfit St Albans City last season.
And with Town facing a few injury worries, Lakin hopes Dunn’s arrival can help steady the ship at little.
“Ian’s a player I know all about after managing him at Bourne,” Lakin said.
“He has a lot of experience of the league and we hope he will be able to do a job for us.”
Town will hold Dunn’s UCL registration, with the suggestion being he will play midweek games for the Poachers in their busy run-in to the end of the campaign.
His presence will help Town, who are waiting on the match fitness of Lorand Borbelly (ankle) and Paul Goodhand (hamstring) ahead of Saturday’s semi-final, with Gary Bull also facing an impending suspension after the weekend.
The Poachers have already missed out on one cup final this campaign, losing 2-1 to Blackstones in the semi-final of the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy.
And Lakin hopes this defeat will be enough to spur his young squad on at Northern Star on Saturday (KO 3pm).
He said: “They (Northern Star) have been in the top seven or eight places all season and have earned the right to be there.
“But we’ve had the disappointment of missing out on a final already this season and I hope that makes the lads more determined – they don’t want to go through that feeling again.
“We’ve played well and held ouir own against the better clubs in this division but sometimes dropped points when we shouldn’t. We have to play every game for the rest of the season as if they are all cup finals.”