Keep calm and sign defenders! Boston United boss Greene won’t panic... and Pilgrims make offer for Trinity left back Wilde

Josh Wilde
Josh Wilde

‘Don’t panic!’ That is the message from Boston United manager Dennis Greene, after the club lost two of its central defenders.

On Monday it was announced that Tom Ward has followed Nathan Stainfield out of York Street, after both previously agreed deals to stay at the club.

But the security brought by contract offers have seen Stainfield join Spalding United and Ward linking up with Gainsborough Trinity, leaving Carl Piergianni as the only recognised centre back.

“It’s not a major setback,” Greene said. “Who knows what part they would have played for us this season?

“They may have done well or they may have been out on loan. They’re not key players.

“We’re talking to some defenders and we hope to get two in before the pre-season friendlies kick off.”

Greene has also confirmed that ex-Gainsborough man Josh Wilde is his number one left back target.

Because he is under 24, Trinity can demand compensation for the out-of-contract youngster.

“I’ve spoken to Josh and agreed terms with him,” Greene added.

“We need to sort out the matter of compensation.

“We’ve made Gainsborough an offer but they’ve not accepted it.

“People seem to be panicking about needing a left back.

“There’s no need to panic, we’ll have one in place before the season starts.