Boston United in talks to tie down hotshot Dayle Southwell

Dayle Southwell.
Dayle Southwell.

Boston United are in talks to keep hotshot Dayle Southwell at the Jakemans Stadium.

The striker has netted 18 times in 30 appearances since joining the Pilgrims from Grimsby Town in the summer.

And after watching Southwell net a brace during Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Guiseley, manager Dennis Greene confirmed the club have opened talks with the player whose contract ends this summer.

He said: “We’re absolutely over the moon with him and we need to tie him down.

“We’ve been negotiating it for the last week.”

Continuing to sing his player’s praises, Greene added: “He’s done fantastically well. Unbelievable. He’s a threat, an all round player.

“He can hold the ball up or he can run at people. He does everything as a centre forward.

“He’s only going to get better.

“He strikes the ball so well. He’s a complete centre forward, he works hard and listens.

“Everything you want from a centre forward he does. We’re lucky to have him.”

Southwell has also confirmed he is keen to remain with the club.

Read his thoughts in the Boston Standard, out Wednesday.