Boston Town release Clancy ahead of Tulips derby clash

Boston Town v Irchester.
Boston Town v Irchester.

BOSTON Town have released winger Shane Clancy ahead of Saturday’s clash with Spalding United.

The former Boston United youth team product - who spent much of the season playing out of position at right back - was told he didn’t feature in manager Phil Jones’ long-term plans at Tattershall Road, after being an unused substitute in the Poachers’ last two matches.

“All the best to @bostontownfc for the rest of the season!” Clancy wrote on Twitter this week.

Ironically, Clancy’s release comes just weeks after he pledged his allegiance to Town, turning down a seven-day approach from Spalding United, who Boston face on Saturday.

The Tulips’ number two is Bob Don-Duncan, the legendary Town boss and last man to lead the club to the United Counties League Premier Division title.

United’s side also features former Poachers Tom James and Nick Conroy, as well as ex-Boston United players Ricky Miller and Simon Ashton.

Boston and Spalding fought out a 2-2 draw at Tattershall Road in September, Gary Bull and Alex Beck completing a fightback after trailing 2-0.