Sign him up! Scott Garner close to penning loan extension at Boston United

Scott Garner.
Scott Garner.

Boston United are within a whisker of extending Scott Garner’s loan spell until the end of the season.

The centre back initially agreed to join the Pilgrms until the new year - but after impressing alongside Carl Piergianni in the heart of defence, manager Dennis Greene wants his man to stay at York Street.

Speaking after yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Bradford Park Avenue, Greene said parent club Cambridge United have agreed for Garner to stay on, and all that is needed now is for his man to sign on the dotted line.

He said: “It’s all sorted. I don’t know whether Scotty’s signed the paperwork, but Cambridge have sent the paperwork to us.

“Barring Scotty putting a signature on a piece of paper, he’s going to be with us until the end of the season.”

Garner has also made it clear he wants to stay, describing his move to Boston as ‘one of the better decisions’ he’s made in his career.

He added: “That’s (extending the stay) what we’ve been planning to do.

“Then we can concentrate on pushing on for the rest of the season.”

A few eyebrows were raised at the Horsfall Stadium yesterday when Garner was named as a striker for the first hour of the contest as United looked to use him and Charley Sanders as target men to bypass a poor playing surface.

And Greeen hasn’t ruled out returning to his experiment.

He added: “It was just a case of getting the ball forward quickly on a difficult pitch.

“Certainly (I’d do it again), you see Scotty up front. He did well.

“We haven’t really got a big experienced centre forward, and he can do that job.”