Boston Town sign Dan Maddison and Ricky Lovelace

Dan Maddison, right, in action last year.
Dan Maddison, right, in action last year.

BOSTON Town have signed dead-ball specialist Dan Maddison and goalkeeper Ricky Lovelace.

Maddison was part of the Pinchbeck United side which won the Peterborough Premier Division and Peterborough FA’s cup last season.

Meanwhile, Lovelace has been snapped up in a bid to offer competition to stoper Chris Wright.

After beginning last in the Boston Premier Division with Tavern Colts, Maddison was persuaded to try out at a higher level by Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking.

But as the duo moved to the Poachers in the closed season, the bosses have enticed Maddison to try his hand in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Maddison is a left-sided player known for his dead-ball delivery.

He becomes the fourth of last season’s successful Pinchbeck side to move to Tattershall Road, following Dunn, Hocking and Luke Wilson.

Dunn described him as ‘technically gifted’.

Meanwhile, the joint boss has also secured the services of Lovelace, who will be pushing for a place between the sticks alongside former Arsenal trainee Wright.

Dunn added: “He is a UCL-quality keeper who we want to push Chris for his shirt.

“It will be good to have quality competition in every position and the goalkeeper is no different.”