Boston United are looking to get one over former keeper Fabian Spiess tonight.
The German-born number one will return to the Jakemans Stadium with new club Alfreton Town for this evening’s National League North contest.
Dennis Greene was keen to re-sign the former Notts County stopper, who played the final 18 games of last season with the Pilgrims, but he opted to move closer to home.
“We’d have took Fabian back, but it was only the travelling that didn’t make that happen,” Greene said.
“It’s unfortunate but our loss is Alfreton’s gain.”
Alfreton have been involved in some high scoring games this term, having scored 24 and conceded 29 after 10 National League North games.
But Saturday’s 1-0 victory against highflying Harrogate Town was just their second clean sheet of the campaign to date.
“They’ve had a fantastic result beating Harrogate 1-0,” Greene added.
“One minute they’re having five or six goals a game between them and the other team, now they’ve had a clean sheet.
“It’s madness, but they’ll be full of confidence.”
United look set to be without Grant Roberts, Herve Pepe-Ngoma, Shane Clarke, Nat Brown and Callum Chippendale, all likely to miss out due to injury.
Kick off will be at 7.45pm tonight.