Former Nottingham Forest and Notts County striker is loving new lease life on the Pilgrims wing

BEN Fairclough says he is loving his new lease of life out on the wing.

The Boston United attacker has been remoulded as a wide man this season... and that gets the thumbs up from the man himself.

“I like it out there,” said Fairclough, who spent most of last season fitting into a front three alongside Marc Newsham and Spencer Weir-Daley.

“I found it hard to adapt to playing in a front three last season.

“I think we did well, but it was something new to me.”

Former Nottingham Forest and Notts County man Fairclough is a striker by trade, but his pace has seen him spend much of his career out on the flank.

He continues to win over the amber and black faithful because of his tough work ethic.

“I’ve played out on the wing before, so I don’t mind that,” he added.

“In fact, I enjoy it.

“The main thing for me, personally, is that I’m playing and starting regularly.

“Of course, the main thing is that the team is doing well and I’ll try my hardest for the team.”

Trying his hardest has also seen a little over exuberance from Fairclough.

After picking up bookings against both Histon and Hinckley, manager Jason Lee has revealed a new nickname for the winger.

“We’re calling him Big Bad Ben because he seems to think he’s that, he can’t stay out of the ref’s book,” Lee said with a broad smile.

However, Fairclough is continuing to impress the manager.

Lee added: “You know what you’ll get with Ben.

“He’ll give you everything, he won’t stop running for the team.

Fairclough arrived from Eastwood last season, making his debut in the 2-0 victory over Hinckley in October.

Last campaign he made 17 starts and 15 appearances as a sub.

He only scored four times, but Boston have the record of never losing when Fairclough finds the net.

He netted winners in the FA Trophy victory over Hyde (2-1) and Blue Square Bet North clash at Corby (1-0).

Fairclough was also on target in the 2-0 win over Gloucester and 1-1 draw with Altrincham.

To date this season, Fairclough has netted once, opening his account in the 6-0 drubbing of Histon.