Boston Town still keen to sign up ‘two or three’ more players - Dunn

Michael Wood and (below) Julian Joachim.
Michael Wood and (below) Julian Joachim.

BOSTON Town are still ‘two or three’ signings away from a full squad, says joint boss Ian Dunn.

The player-manager will run the rule over a number of trialists, hoping to unearth a gem or two before the beginning of the season.

Julian Joachim.

Julian Joachim.

Following last night’s friendly with Daryyl Clare’s Louth, Town now have two more warm-up matches before the campaign kicks off in 10 days’ time.

“We’ve got a rough idea of how the team will shape up for the start of the season, but we’d still say we’re about two or three players short,” Dunn told The Standard.

“We’ve got an idea of what we want, but a centre half is still our priority.”

Former Sleaford Town midfielder Luke Toner could fill one of those gaps, but he will be unavailable for the opening competitive match, an August 11 FA Cup extra-preliminary round match against at home to Quorn, due to his work commitments with the RAF.

Another position desperately needing to be filled is in central defence.

Jack Smith (leaving the club), Craig Parker (suspended) and Matt Hocking (unavailable) will be unable to take a place in the heart of defence as the season begins.

However, some good news has seen ex-Boston United defender Michael Wood’s return from injury helped as he completed 45 minutes for the Town reserves on Saturday with no issues arising.

Dunn, who has played in attack for a number of United Counties League sides, has also hinted he would like to bolster the front line further.

Ex-Aston Villa striker Julian Joachim has been playing on trial but his future remains up in the air.

“We’re still waiting to sort that out,” Dunn added.

“We’re not sure yet whether he can still commit.

“He lives in Leicestershire and there’s a lot of travelling involved.”

The Poachers, however, will be running the rule over hopefuls during their final two pre-season friendlies.

“There are a few lads coming down and we’ll have a look at them,” Dunn added.

Boston Town have new opponents for their friendly this weekend.

Instead of facing Stilton on Saturday, they’ll be at home to Peterborough Sports (KO 3pm).

On Tuesday, they host ICA Sports (KO 7.45pm).