Defender Carl Piergianni says joining Boston United was a no-brainer

Piergianni in action for Corby (left).
Piergianni in action for Corby (left).

New Boston United signing Carl Piergianni has described his decision to return to the Jakemans Stadium as a ‘no-brainer’.

The young defender said he had no hesitation to agree to join the Pilgrims after boss Dennis Greene offered him a deal.

“The gaffer got in touch with me about two weeks after the season and told me he wanted me at the club,” said the 21-year-old. “I was really happy when he called, and for me it was a no-brainer.

“Boston’s a massive club and should be playing at a level higher than it’s at right now.

“Hopefully, we can have a good season and maybe get promoted.”

Piergianni suffered heartbreak on the final day of last season as his Corby Town side were relegated from the Blue Square Bet North on goal difference.

During his spell at Steel Park, he played alongside ex-Pilgrims Ryan Semple and Gareth Jelleyman.

Piergianni added: “I’m close to both Jells and Semps and they both said to me ‘it’s a great club’. They both spoke highly about the place.”

Piergianni does have some knowledge of the club, having spent time at its Centre of Excellence with the under 13s and under 14s, playing alongside ex-United defender Simon Ashton in the heart of defence.

He has also turned out for Stockport County, Peterborough United and Altrincham.