Robbins and Jones look forward to Boston United reunion

Ryan Robbins.
Ryan Robbins.

Ryan Robbins and Richard Jones are keen to share the turf once again.

The two former Stamford players both joined Boston United within the space of a matter of days, but while Robbins has netted two goals in four starts since his switch from south Lincolnshire, Jones’ fortunes haven’t been so kind.

The pair shared just 69 minutes of game time together as Boston players before Jones’ debut in the 2-1 victory over Alfreton Town - ended with a knee injury.

But Robbins (pictured) remains adamant that his former captain can return to full fitness and do the business for United.

“He’s a great addition for me personally,” Robbins said.

“I’ve known him for the past few years so I know what he’s about and know what he does, and he does it well.

“He dominates strikers, wins everything, breaks everything down.”

Although Jones’ rehabilitation is expected to take a few weeks, Robbins believes he will soon be back to to full fitness and challenging for a starting role.

“There’s no reason why he can’t,” he added.

“He’s as good as the defenders we have here.

“He adds that extra strength at the back.”

The past two-plus seasons have seen Jones keep it tight at the back while Robbins bagged 49 league goals for the Daniels.

And seeing his pal get his name on the scoresheet is something Jones wants to see more regularly.

“Playing with Ryan again, he’s always a danger, he’ll always score goals,” he said.

“Even at this level he’ll score.

“He can bang them in all day and I’ll never get bored of watching that.”

Robbins will be hoping to bet his third Boston United goal as the Pilgrims host promoted FC United of Manchester on Saturday (KO 3pm).