SWD is happy to answer Boston United’s call

Spencer Weir-Daley.
Spencer Weir-Daley.

SPENCER Weir-Daley says it only took one phone call to convince him to return ‘home’.

The Boston United fans’ favourite marked the start of his second spell at the club with a goal on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Pilgrims crashing out of the FA Trophy with a 4-2 defeat at Dartford.

Despite the result, the striker was overjoyed to be back at the Jakemans Stadium following an up-and-down six months at AFC Telford.

“I had two or three offers and I was making my mind up when I got a call from Jason (Lee, United manager),” said Weir-Daley, whose non-contract spell with the Bucks came to an abrupt end.

“As soon as I got the call it made my mind up, I knew Boston was the right move for me.”

Weir-Daley was the Pilgrims’ leading scorer last campaign, netting 14 times as United reached the Blue Square Bet North play-offs.

But he did not celebrate any of those finishes as wholeheartedly as he did his strike at Dartford.

Drawing Boston level with a close-range finish, he charged straight to the travelling fans, before being mobbed by his teammates.

Explaining his celebration, he said: “There’s nothing better than scoring a goal – and especially scoring a goal for Boston. I really enjoyed that.

“It’s great to be celebrating with my teammates. That’s something I haven’t done for a while.

“I know a lot of the players so I feel at home.”

Weir-Daley was offered a contract by the Pilgrims in the close season, but it was torn up after he failed to commit by the deadline given to him by Lee and fellow boss Lee Canoville.

Despite going full circle, the forward says he has no regrets about taking a chance Blue Square Bet Premier Telford.

The 26-year-old made just three substitute appearances for the Bucks, although he did grab four goals in three matches during a brief loan spell at Evo-Stik Premier side Buxton.

“I wouldn’t change the experience,” he added.

“There were some stressful times but there were also some OK times.

“I enjoyed training full time again and I learned a lot about the game behind the scenes as well.

“Fans may think it’s all about money, but I got the opportunity to play with a team at a higher level, that’s it.

“But now I’m back at Boston. We’re in that middle ground and it’s important to win our next few matches.

“Then we can gauge where our season goes from there.”