PAUL Bastock has fired a parting shot at Boston United - saying his release from the club was a’blessing’.
The 42-year-old was told that he didn’t feature in manager Jason Lee’s future plans shortly before the club re-signed stopper Dan Haystead.
Bastock (pictured) has since joined Evo-Stik Northern Premier outfit Worksop Town, as manager Simon Clark looks for promotion to the Blue Square Bet North.
And he also thinks that the Pilgrims will struggle next season.
“The team will be pushing for something, Simon sold the club to me really well and I’ve got mates in the team so it was a no brainer,” he said.
“Leaving Boston was a blessing, Boston fans will have seen my last season with them as a good season – I had plenty of Man of the Match awards and good memories.”
“With Worksop we’re going to be going for success, but I don’t feel Boston will be in any way, shape or form competing at the top end, I think they’ll be competing to stay in the division. No one wants to go into a season where it looks like you’ll be struggling.”
Bastock made almost 700 appearances for United.
Ex-Pilgrims Ryan Clarke and Lee Beeson are with the Tigers and Chris Hall is rumoured to be in talks.