Boston United make two signings, but defender Marrs departs

Courtney Wildin.
Courtney Wildin.

Boston United have made their first two summer signings - bringing in defender Courtney Wildin and attacker Callum Chippendale.

However, right back Liam Marrs has decided to leave the club and join National League North rivals Darlington 1883.

Callum Chippendale.

Callum Chippendale.

Twenty-year-old back Wildin - who was previously on the books of Aston Villa - has linked up with the Pilgrims after being released by Sheffield Wednesday.

Chippendale played against Boston last season for Bradford Park Avenue.

His former boss was Martin Drury, who is now part of Dennis Greene’s management team at the Jakemans Stadium.

The 19-year-old former Barnsley attacker agreed to join United after becoming a free agent.

Greene has offered terms of re-engagement to leadings scorer Dayle Southwell, Zak Mills, Kaine Felix, Fabian Spiess and Joe Burgess, meaning that - because they are aged 23 or under - Boston will be entitled to a fee if they opt to join another team.

If the two clubs cannot agree a fee then a sum will be set by a tribunal.

The second year option on Jay Rollins’ contract has been activated, meaning he remains under contract alongside Cameron Johnson and Lewis Hilliard. Discussions continue with skipper Scott Garner and teammates Mark Jones, Richard Jones, Malachi Lavelle-Moore and Grant Roberts, while loanee Nat Brown has been offered a permanent deal.

John Sands and Ryan Robbins have been released.

Marrs has opted to move closer to his home in the north east.