Winger returns

Steve Spriggs.
Steve Spriggs.

Boston United chairman David Newton has revealed that winger Steve Spriggs quit the club by text message.

The winger played just 45 minutes for Boston - in their 7-1 drubbing at Altrincham - before deciding to rejoin King’s Lynn Town.

“I think we found out by text, but these things happen,” Newton said.

Spriggs has now publically admitted he made a mistake leaving the Walks for York Street.

He told the Eastern Daily Press he didn’t enjoy his time – two training sessions and half a match – with Boston and was put off by the travelling.

Some United fans have pointed out that Spriggs should have been well aware of the road time, considering he joined a league which had the word ‘north’ in the title.

Boston boss Graham Drury said: “He said he wasn’t enjoying it here. That’s strange because he was buzzing when he was here with us.

“Maybe there was a better offer on the table.

“He doesn’t want to play for Boston United, we’ll move on.”