Boston United’s Dixon holds no grudges against former club Telford

Kyle Dixon.
Kyle Dixon.

Kyle Dixon hopes he can show AFC Telford United what they’re missing.

The Boston United midfielder joined the Bucks on loan from Notts County last season.

But after making two second-half substitute appearances, Dixon approached then-manager Steve Kittrick and requested his spell be terminated, professing a preference to return to Boston where he had enjoyed two previous loans.

“That’s the team I’m looking forward to playing against,” Dixon told The Standard ahead of Saturday’s match at the Jakemans Stadium (KO 3pm).

“Hopefully I can score a few goals against them and show them what they’re missing.”

But despite his desire to prove he had what it takes, Dixon - who went on loan to Telford listed as a right back rather than in his preferred central midfield role - says he holds no grudges.

“I’m not a bitter person,” he added.

“I have nothing against Telford. It’s just that things didn’t work out.

“Now I’m a Boston player and my job is to do my best for Boston.”

Dixon’s request angered Kittrick - who has since left the club and watched from the stands as Boston United were knocked out of the FA Cup at Gainsborough Trinity - the manager stating Dixon had ‘done himself a lot of harm’ with both County and Telford.

However, Dixon is not the only Pilgrim to have been publically chastised by the ex-Bucks boss.

Jordan Deacey, currently on loan at Matlock Town, played under Kittrick at Telford last season.

And following a 1-0 defeat to Dover, the he claimed that Deacey refused to go on as a second-half substitute.

Kittrick told the Shropshire Star: “He’s put himself in a very silly situation. This club pays his wages, I have asked him to go on, he’s said no.”