Three sign up! Boston United add French, Munn and Stokes to the ranks

Joe French.
Joe French.

BOSTON United have snapped up a trio of trialists.

Travis Munn, Joseph French and Jason Stokes have all signed on to the Pilgrims for the 2012-13 season.

The three were offered deals for the upcoming campaign after impressing in pre-season training and matches.

However, manager Jason Lee believes the players could be stars of the future and still have a lot of work to do to force their way into the first team.

“We’ve decided to keep three of the trialists at the club,” he said.

“Whether they’re for the first team or not right now remains to be seen.

“We’ve looked at that in terms of their youth.”

Munn is a defender, while French and Stokes offer options on the flanks.

And Munn – who played in the 6-0 warm-up victory at Sleaford Town - is certainly one Lee believes can progress as he ages.

He added: “With Travis Munn, he’s a youngster.

“He’s 18 and may not be ready to go into the first team.

“But at some stage we think he can come in.

“If he can learn early, and that could mean going out on loan, great then there’s a player and we’ve found a player.”

Turning his attention to French, who has turned out against Sleaford and Rainworth, where Boston won 3-0, Lee added: “Young Joe French is a raw talent.

“He’s very fit – one of the fittest players we’ve seen as we’ve done tests in pre-season.

“He’s a wide man. If we can get anything out of him it’s a plus for us.”

And finally, Lee mentioned Stokes.

“Jason Stokes has done well and shown some good attributes,” he continued.

“He’s another wide player and you can never have enough wide players in the squad.

“If we can get anything out of those three I’ll be very pleased.

“It’s an opportunity for them to show they’re hungry and have desire.

“They could go and play at a lower level and pick up more money, but they want to be with us and we will give them a chance to improve.

“They’ll all be part of our squad and that gives us good numbers.”

However, Lee added that he has room for more bodies, hopefully an experienced head or two to work with his young squad.

“We’re still looking to bring in more bodies, two more bodies and I’ll be pleased with that,” he said.

The trio were ineligible to play in last night’s Lincs Senior Shield victory over Lincoln United.

Braces from Marc Newsham and Mark Jones settled the contest.