Kall of duty

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KALLUM Smith said it was impossible to turn down the offer of a deal with Boston United.

The winger, along with midfielder Josh Burge, joined the Pilgrims last week when the club boosted its numbers as the Blue Square Bet North transfer deadline came and went.

And when Boston came calling, 22-year-old Smith didn’t hesitate in saying yes, despite turning his back on Lincoln United, who he has been with since the age of 16.

“When Jason (Lee, manager) rang me up and offered me a deal I couldn’t turn it down as it’s a higher level of football,” he told The Standard.

“It’s a good club to come to. It wasn’t a tough decision, the standard of football here’s better.

“I know Boston’s a good club, with good fans. Everyone here wants to achieve something together.”

Smith netted for the Whites when they suffered a 3-1 Lincs Shield defeat to the Pilgrims in the summer.

And after making his debut in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Droylsden, he can’t wait for more action.

He added: “The fans were electric (at Droylsden), they didn’t stop singing and that’s a support I’m looking forward to.

“With fans like that willing you on it boosts your confidence.”

Meanwhile, Burge, 21, returns to York Street with a point to prove.

His month-long spell with the Pilgrims last season saw him play just once, incidentally in a 4-0 defeat at Droylsden.

And he believed he was made a scapegoat for that loss.

“I’m happy to come back and get another crack at it,” said the former Eastwood Town man.

“I say I’ve got a point to prove, but I also think I’ve done well at this level elsewhere.

“Sometimes you get unlucky. It’s a team game, but I made my debut in a side which lost 4-0 and maybe it’s easier to look at the lad who came in when you lose like that.

“Hopefully I’ll get another opportunity to show what I can do.”

Lawrie Dudfield could also be in line for a dramatic Pilgrims comeback. The veteran striker’s spell as Quorn manager ended last week, and Boston United still hold his playing registration, making him eligible for selection.