Striker Bryant set for Boston Town debut

Loz Lambley.
Loz Lambley.

Robbie Bryant could be set to make his long-awaited Boston Town debut on Saturday.

The 19-year-old striker has been sidelined for the past five weeks as he awaited international clearance.

But this week Poachers boss Nathan Collins has received the all clear to play the former Grimsby Town youth product, who had been playing in Sweden.

“Robbie will have to force his way into the side now, but he’s a player who can score goals,” Collins told The Standard. “We’ve kept him involved with the team and he’s taken part in match warm-ups with us.”

The arrival of Bryant means that forward Liam Tunstall has been allowed to leave Tattershall Road.

“It’s just not worked out for him, and we both agreed it would be best if he was somewhere where he was playing,” Collins added.

The Town boss also described it as ‘positive’ that full back Loz Lambley has turned down a seven-day approach from UCL Premier highflyers Deeping Rangers, his former club.

Saturday’s goalless draw at Newport Pagnell and last Tuesday’s 2-2 result at Holbeach United mean the Poachers are now three-matches unbeaten.

They are now looking to pull themselves out of the relegation zone with four home matches.

Town, in 18th, host Northampton Sileby Rangers on Saturday (KO 3pm), knowing victory will allow them to leapfrog their opponents in the standings.

They then host second-placed Deeping Rangers on Tuesday (7.45pm) before matches against AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Sleaford.