Roberts and West join Boston Town

Tom Roberts.
Tom Roberts.

Boston Town have made two new signings.

When he takes his place between the sticks, former Pinchbeck United and Wisbech Town number one Tom Roberts will become the sixth keeper used by the Poachers this season.

Meanwhile, defender Chris West has been snapped up after impressing in training.

Peter Cook, Chris Wright, Ricky Lovelace, Michael Emery and Doug Lindberg have all tended goal for Town to date this season.

Joint-boss Ian Dunn managed the keeper as they won the league and cup double with Pinchbeck last season.

He explained: “We’ve signed Tom on loan from Wisbech Town.

“With Doug’s recent illness and Lovelace being unable to commit full time we need cover and we know about Tom from Pinchbeck last season.

“We know he will come in and do a good job for us.”

West has previously played for Newark Town, Bridgnorth Town and Hednesford.

“He is a big, strong aggressive ball winner and ideal for our side,” Dunn added.

“He will add quality to our squad.”

West was due to make his Poachers debut on Saturday, but the United Counties League Premier Division against Peterborough Northern Star was postponed due to the Tattershall Road pitch being frozen.

Town’s attentions will now turn to Saturday’s FA Vase third round clash at Gornal Athletic.

Roberts will be unavailable as he is cup-tied, having been involved with Wisbech.

Tuesday’s fixture against Holbeach United has been postponed to allow Town to prepare for their cup clash.