Jordan Fairclough eyes promotion with Boston United


BOSTON United signing Jordan Fairclough admitted it was the lure of winning trophies that saw him turn his back on Corby Town.

The 20-year-old right back had agreed a deal in principle to stay with the Steelmen after playing 10 matches for them at the end of last season.

But on Monday he penned a one-year deal with Blue Square Bet North rivals United.

“Corby are looking to get promoted in the next two or three years, but (United manager) Jason Lee said he feels promotion is a realistic target for Boston this season.

“That’s the reason why I decided to join.

“I had agreed to stay with Corby, but Jason spoke to me and said he was interested in signing me.

“Boston are the biggest club in the division and I couldn’t turn the opportunity down.”

Fairclough, the son of former Leeds United and Nottingham Forest defender Chris, said his mind was made up after out-of-contract Pilgrim Spencer Weir-Daley sold the club to him.

“Spencer’s told me lots of good things about Boston,” said the former Forest trainee.

“I still have dreams of playing professional football and I hope I can achieve this with Boston.

“It will be good experience to play in front of the big crowds at Boston.”

Fairclough left the Forest academy last year and turned out for Shepshed Dynamo, before ending the campaign at Corby.

Although primarily a full back, Fairclough’s versatility was one of the reasons bosses Lee and Lee Canoville wanted to snap him up.

“I played as a winger when I was younger and enjoy getting forward.

“I’m growing in confidence when it comes to attacking.

“But primarily, I’m a defender, and I think I’m a good one-on-one defender as well.”