Spencer Weir-Daley wants a fan-tasy season with Boston United

GOAL-grabber Spencer Weir-Daley said he rejoined Boston United because he wants to help the fans taste glory again.

After spending two seasons with the Pilgrims - where his goals helped the club reach successive play-offs – the forward opted to join Blue Square Bet Premier side AFC Telford last campaign.

But when he failed to hold down a regular place in the team, he returned to Boston in January.

And it was the warm reception he received from the terraces as he made his second debut in the FA Trophy clash at Dartford that convinced Weir-Daley he had to stay with the amber and blacks.

“It’s a good feeling to sign on and I’m looking forward to the new season now,” he told The Standard.

“The main things are that the manager’s signed for next season... and the fans.

“I wanted to sign for them after the way they welcomed me back.

“They were the two key factors.”

Weir-Daley admitted to being apprehensive before that match at Dartford.

Although United lost 4-2, he scored in front of the travelling fans.

If there was any animosity between the two parties then all was forgiven after that strike.

“To be honest, I was a little bit nervous about how they fans would respond to me,” he added.

“But deep down I always had faith in them because I knew there was nothing sinister about the way I left.

“I just had an offer from a club in a higher division and it was a chance to step up.

“But they chanted my name when I came back, and so I wanted to stay to thank them.

“It means a lot to players.”

And the way that manager Jason Lee welcomed the forward back in January of this year also helped him make up his mind.

He said: “When I left we continued to speak. That shows the type of man he is. Some managers hold grudges, but he didn’t, he understands how football works.

“We kept in touch. He’s a good guy.”

However, Weir-Daley knows that adding his signature to a contract isn’t enough to thank the dug-out and the terraces for their faith.

He is adamant he wants to add to the 41 goals he has netted for the Pilgrims in 96 matches to date, helping the club once again challenge at the top of the table following last season’s 11th-place finish in the Blue Square Bet North.

“Everyone in the dressing room knows we can do better than last season,” Weir-Daley continued.

“We were all disappointed with the way the season ended.

“When you know you can’t make the play-offs you lose that edge.

“That doesn’t mean people don’t try as hard, but it just isn’t the same in a game when you know there’s something there you don’t want to miss out on.

“I reached the play-offs in my first two seasons with Boston, and we should be looking to do that again.

“Last year was the first season I wasn’t personally involved in a play-off or relegation battle and it wasn’t the same.

“I don’t want that mid-table feeling again, and I definitely don’t want to be in a relegation battle.”