One Hull of a wait! But Jason Stokes can now turn out for Boston United

Jason Stokes.
Jason Stokes.

JASON Stokes can line-up for Boston United tonight - after being given international clearance.

The winger has been forced to sit on the sidelines as he was ineligible to play for the Pilgrims after signing on last week.

That was because he did not have international clearance, following his spell with Belgian fourth-tier side Royal Racing Montegnee last season.

Stokes played for United while on trial earlier in pre-season, but after penning a deal was unable to play until given the thumbs up by the Football Association and the Belgian equivalent.

“Get in. Can play tonight with Boston United vs Hull City,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

The Pilgrims host a Hull City XI at York Street this evening (KO 7.30pm).

In 2007, Boston United were given a warning after defender Tom Matthews played for the Pilgrims without international clearance.

In a mix-up, Matthews went on trial with an Australian club in pre-season.

He never played for them, but his registration was passed on to the Australian club.

Pilgrims manager Jason Lee is also running the rule over a trialist he refuses to name.

The boss is keeping his cards close to his chest regarding the striker, who was a substitute in the defeat at Spalding, in a bid not to alert other clubs concerning his availability.

“He’s a trialist, let’s leave it at that,” he said.

Tonight (Wednesday), United host a Hull City XI, before Friday’s home match against Mansfield Town (KO 7.45pm).

On Tuesday, United host Lee’s former club Peterborough United (KO 7.45pm), before their final warm-up match at Blue Square Bet South outfit Chelmsford on August 11.