Like father like son? Boston Town sign Bastock

Callum Bastock.
Callum Bastock.

Boston Town hope new signing Callum Bastock will be a chip off the old block.

The 16-year-old keeper has been snapped up by the Tattershall Road Club, and they are tipping him for a bright future.

He is the son of Worksop stopper Paul Bastock, who is Boston United’s all-time appearance record holder.

Town managers Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking have both played with Bastock senior, at St Albans and Boston United respectively.

And they are believe it won’t be long until mini Bazza comes from out of his dad’s shadow.

“We’ve signed Callum up after he’s done well playing for the reserves,” Dunn told The Standard.

“He’s a young lad but there is already interest in him from elsewhere. People are hearing good things about him, but we want him with us.

“I think Bazza will admit that Callum’s probably a better keeper than he was at that age.”

Town attempted to use Bastock earlier in the season but red tape meant they had to wait until he turned 16.

Town currently have Tom Roberts on loan from Wisbech, while current stopppers Doug Lindberg and Ricky Lovelace aren’t always available.

The Poachers have already snapped up Ryan Leggett and Matt Cotton on work experience from Lincoln City.

Boston-based Leggett is a right back and Cotton a striker.

The Poachers also remain confident they can land striker Liam Tunstall, currently at Sleaford Town.

Town are at Newport Pagnell on Saturday (KO 3pm) and Sleaford Town on Boxing Day (3pm) in UCL Premier action.