Striker aims to put nightmare of first red behind him against the Robins today

Spencer Weir-Daley receives his red.
Spencer Weir-Daley receives his red.

Spencer Weir-Daley has returned from his ‘nightmare’ suspension - but he says three points is his only motivation against Altrincham.

The Boston United striker - who scored on his return to first-team football on Saturday - is eager to help the Pilgrims beat the Robins today.

Both he and fellow forward Ben Fairclough received red cards as United crashed out of the FA Cup against Alty last month, seeing a lead slip away in a 3-1 defeat.

But after returning from his three-match ban and an ankle injury, the laid-back attacker says he isn’t seeking any kind of revenge when the sides meet in the Blue Square Bet North (KO 3pm).

“When we saw the match had been re-arranged for the weekend we had a bit of a laugh in training,” Weir-Daley said.

“But it’s just another game, we’ll act professionally.

“There’ll be memories, but I’ll concentrate on goals.”

Weir-Daley was red-carded for an off-the-ball incident with Jake Moult, where the Boston man felt his opponent play-acted in a bid to see him sent off.

He told The Standard: “It wasn’t a nice time. I thought the player went down a little easy, but I’ll learn from it.

“I can’t say I’d do the same, but everyone’s different.

“It wasn’t easy experience, it’s the only time I’ve had a red in my life.

“I saw the card and I couldn’t believe it. I thought I was having a nightmare.

“I know my character and I know I’m not that sort of person.”