Hit List! Paul Lister aims to help Boston United unravel the Knitters

Paul Lister.
Paul Lister.

Paul Lister hopes he can help Boston United pour further misery onto former club Hinckley’s awful season this weekend.

The defender was part of the Knitters team which earned their only win of the Blue Square Bet North season at the expense of the Pilgrims back in August, as they won 2-1.

But after switching to the Jakemans Stadium, Lister now has his sights set on leading his current club to revenge.

And he told The Standard he has no regrets about leaving the Leicestershire side, who have been relegated already.

“They’re having financial problems, it’s not reflecting well on the club at the minute,” Lister said of Carl Heggs’ struggling team.

“I’ve not fallen out with anyone there, I left more because of personal reasons.

“You can’t rely on your money there. I was travelling from Sheffield to Hinckley and laying out a lot of petrol money.

“It’s hard to put all your eggs in one basket when you’re not being paid.”

United keeper Dan Haystead and striker Ben Fairclough are also former Hinckley players, neither of whom speak fondly about their time at the Greene King Stadium.

Saturday’s away clash will be followed by Easter Monday’s home match against Bishop’s Stortford (KO 3pm).

United lost 1-0 at Woodside Park in August, to one of boss Dennis Greene’s old clubs.