Boston Town sign ex-Pilgrims duo

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BOSTON Town have snapped up former Boston United duo Chris Wright and Shane Clancy.

Poachers boss Martyn Lakin said the signing of former Arsenal trainee Wright - whom he worked with during his time as an academy goalkeeping coach at York Street - was a ‘real coup’.

Lakin told The Standard: “I’ve known Chris for some time, since I was a goalkeeping coach at Boston United.

“He’s a talented keeper. To get someone of the calibre of Chris to play at the UCL level is a real coup for us.”

Wright made his professional debut for Boston United in October 2005, in a 3-1 League Two victory over Bristol Rovers.

After being released by the club, he later returned to represent the Pilgrims at Blue Square North and UniBond Premier level.

He spent last season with Stamford.

Clancy began last season on the books of the Pilgrims but after being released moved to the Poachers’ rivals Sleaford Town.

The lively winger was first offered to Town, but they declined the offer.

Lakin added: “At the time we had a full squad.

“And he was under contract with United, who wanted us to contrinute money to his wages, money we didn’t have at the time.

“But we’re happy we’ve finally got Shane, he can offer this team a lot.”

Danny Matson has also signed for Town this summer and will join Alex Beck and veteran Gary Bull in a three-pronged attack.

Wright’s arrival has meant former keeper James Doughty has left for Deeping Rangers.

“James is a good player and we’re sad to see him leave,” Lakin added.

“He’s done a great job for us, but we couldn’t miss the opportunity to sign Chris.”