Stone set to be a Boston United regular

Lionel Stone.
Lionel Stone.

Lionel Stone looks set to become a permanent member of Boston United’s squad.

The teenage defender was drafted into the Pilgrims’ side for Saturday’s defeat at Gainsborough Trinity, due to the unavailability of centre backs Carl Piergianni and Zak Mills.

And after impressing, the former Brentford trainee was called back to feature in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Tamworth.

And now manager Dennis Greene wants him available for Saturday’s National League North contest at Hednesford Town (KO 3pm).

“We discussed it. He’s done that well that if he can commit to train at least once a week then we’ll take him into the squad,” Greene said.

“He looks like a real decent find, and he’s only 19.

“I’m well pleased to have him in the squad.

“He wants to commit so long may that continue.”

Stone came reccommended by Greene’s pal ex-Dagenham and Redbridge manager Garry Hill, who had the youngster on loan with him at Woking last season.

This season Stone has been playing for Waltham Forest in the Essex Senior League.

“I got a call from the gaffer to do him a favour,” Stone said.

“I’m willing to come up again if needed.”