Collins has faith in youth

Aaron Eyett.
Aaron Eyett.
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Boston Town can become an important stepping stone for young footballers looking to carve out careers in the sport.

That is the opinion of manager Nathan Collins, who believes his up front approach this summer has helped aid his squad recruitment.

Collins, a former Boston Town midfielder, returned to the club last season to take his place in the dug-out following a spell with Grimsby Town’s youth set-up.

A number of the young players he has since brought to the DWB Stadium have been from the Mariners’ under 18 squad, but former Boston United youngsters Jordan Nuttell and and Aaron Eyett have also made the move across town as they look for regular match action.

And Collins thinks Boston Town would be a good option for any young player looking for a club.

He said: “We have a good balance of experience and young players, but this club is a good place to learn,

“When I talk to younger players about joining Boston I’m honest with them.

“I tell them that I can try to help them move on to clubs in higher divisions.”

Although looking to move players on may seem a strange policy to onlookers, Collins thinks it can only help the Poachers.

“If players want to move higher up then they have to prove they can do so. They have to put in the performances for us first,” he said.

“If a player’s good enough to make a career in the game then he will do anyway. But it’s good for us if young players are doing well for Boston Town.”