Five new signings join the Poachers squad

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BOSTON Town have been busy signing up five star talents this week - with a new assistant manager and four more new recruits for the Poachers’ squad.

Leigh Taylor has joined Boston Town as assistant manager and joint bosses Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking say they are delighted to have him as part of their team.

Dunn said: “We needed someone else as a presence on the sidelines if Matt and I happened to be on the pitch at the same time.

“He will help provide a stronger link between us and the players and we feel Leigh is perfect for that role.”

Taylor, 31, came through Boston United’s Football For Life scheme and broke into the York Street club’s first team aged only 16.

He played for the Poachers from 2005 to 2008 and has also previously had spells with Spalding, Holbeach and Bourne.

Dunn added: “He has experience of playing at this level and higher and has a great knowledge of the game.

“He’s excited to be involved and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

The signings of Ollie Maltby and Matt Barber were announced on Thursday.

Central midfielder Maltby was a big success for Pinchbeck last season under the management of Ian Dunn and captaincy of Matt Hocking.

Barber has previously played for Deeping Rangers and Peterborough Sports.

Dunn said: “Ollie will bring a lot of energy, hard work and quality. Matt’s a right winger with bags of pace and will will deliver quality into the right areas.

“We’re excited about both signings and what they will bring to the football club.”

Meanwhile, the pair signed Tom Ruck and Callum Stocks following Saturday’s match against Lincoln Moorlands Railways.

Dunn said: “Both have impressed us during pre-season with their attitudes and hard work.

“They also impressed us in Saturday’s friendly, Tom setting up Josh Ford’s goal and Callum scoring a fine goal of his own seconds after coming on as a half-time substitute.

“They are good additions to our squad.”

The latest additions follow the signings of Dan Maddison, Craig Parker, goalkeeper Ricky Lovelace and striker Josh Ford last week.