Defender is top of Boston Town’s summer targets

Ian Dunn.
Ian Dunn.

A CENTRAL defender is top of Boston Town’s wish list – as they could be starting the campaign with a lack of options at the back.

The Poachers begin competitive action on August 11, hosting Quorn in an extra-preliminary round of the FA Cup.

But the heart of defence is an area that may need adding to.

Jack Smith will be suspended for the opening two games of the campaign, Matt Hocking will be absent for the first two weeks and Michael Wood faces a fight to regain fitness.

Add to that the fact defensive cover offered by Craig Parker is unavailable as he will be suspended for the opening three matches, and Town may need some cover.

“We’re looking at bringing in another central defender,” joint boss Ian Dunn said.

“We need someone else in early on as we’ll have a few unavailable.”

Beginning the campaign with a knockout match is not ideal, but given the club’s desire to progress and the financial rewards that will bring, Dunn is keen to start on the right foot.

“There’s £1,000 prize money just for the first game,” he added.

“It’s important to start well.

“Some leagues will have already been playing by then, but ours doesn’t so it’s important we prepare properly.”