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JOHN BLACKWELL General Manager

Born: Kirton
Now lives: Boston

John Blackwell
John Blackwell has been involved with the club for many years, helping with the coaching and running the reserve team in the seventies, as Club Secretary from 1978 onwards and as General Manager since 1998. He has even been on the substitute's bench three time for the Pilgrims. He was a member of the Vauxhall Conference Management Committee for nine years and the Unibond League Management Commitee for five years. As a youngster he started off as a goalkeeper with Tower Road School and Kitwood Boys School. He played in successive Pitcher Cup final victories for Kitwood, the first as a keeper against George Farmer, the second as a striker against Sleaford. His prowess at junior level won him a trial with Peterborough United, but he decided to play locally, first with Boston Athletic, then Real Towell. His biggest disappointment is that he was not good enough to play football at a top level. The match he most remembers is the FA Trophy semi-final against Altrincham at York Street back in 1985. In his leisure time he enjoys watching sport on TV, reading the Saturday evening football papers and being with his family.

Steve Evans STEVE EVANS b. 30/10/1962 Manager

Born: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Bolton Wanderers, Clyde, St. Johnstone and Ayr United as a player and Holbeach United and Stamford A.F.C as manager.

Appointed manager in October 98, following the resignation of Greg Fee. Previously manager of Dr. Martens Midland Division side Stamford AFC, where he enjoyed huge success, bringing them the United Counties League Title in both 96/7 and 97/8 and promotion to the Dr. Martens League.

Hailing from Scotland, he began his playing career with Bolton Wanderers, but he soon moved back north of the border to play for Clyde, Ayr United and then St. Johnstone. He was forced to give up playing football at the age of twenty eight, by a cruciate knee-ligament injury. His dramatic impact on United's fortunes in transforming them from relegation candidates to title challengers and ultimately the runners-up spot in his first season, then the league title in his second season, has made him a cult hero with the fans on the terraces.

He resigned in September 2002 after being suspended by the club after charges were brought against him by the FA. He was subsequently banned from football for twenty months and fined £8000 by the FA after being found guilty of charges of contractual irregularities and of trying to bribe witnesses to mislead and hinder the FA inquiry.

He was reappointed as Boston manager following the takeover of the club by new owner Jon Sotnick in February 2004.

JIM RODWELL b. 20/11/1970 Style consultant

Born: Lincoln
Previous clubs: Boston FC, Halesowen, Dagenham & Redbridge, Rushden & Diamonds, Farnborough Town, Aldershot Town.

Jim Rodwell
Jim Rodwell was appointed caretaker manager when Neil Thompson left the club. Following the subsequent reappointment of Steve Evans as team manager, Jim was given the job of "Director of Football". Jim Rodwell had originally joined Boston United on a free transfer from Rushden & Diamonds in February 2002. He had been with the Diamonds since May 1996 and had made 84 appearances for them, scoring four goals. He also appeared on the TV show "Britain's Brainiest Footballer", finishing third. He was part of the Boston United squad that won the Conference title in 2002, but he left to join Farnborough Town soon after Boston took their place in the Football League. He later played a few games for Aldershot Town.

Pilgrim the Panther PILGRIM THE PANTHER b. 13/12/2003 Mascot

Previous clubs: None.

Pilgrim the Panther became Boston United's mascot following a competition run by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and BBC Look North, when various characters were proposed as the new mascot. Pilgrim is sponsored by Pizza Hut.

LEE TAYLOR Club Physiotherapist Lee Taylor
Lee Taylor joined Boston United as physiotherapist in September 2004 after Jim Woods left the club to spend more time with his family. He had previously been physiotherapist with a number of other clubs, including Wimbledon, Maidstone United, Cambridge United, Leyton Orient, Scarborough, Barnet and Luton Town. He has also worked on Sky TV's Dream Team programme.

Playing Staff

Nathan Abbey NATHAN ABBEY b. 11/7/1978 Goalkeeper

Squad No: 26
Born: Islington
Previous clubs: Luton Town, Chesterfield, Northampton Town, Stevenage Borough, Macclesfield Town, Ipswich Town, Burnley.

Nathan Abbey joined Boston in July 2004 to provide cover for Paul Bastock. He started his career as a trainee with Luton Town in 1995, making his League debut in February 1999 in a 2-1 win against Burnley. In the following season he became the first choice keeper for the Hatters. In 2001 he joined Chesterfield on a free transfer for one season, then he switched to Northampton Town. For the 2003/4 season he had spells with Stevenage Borough, Luton Town, Macclesfield Town, Ipswich Town and Burnley.

ALAN WHITE b. 22/3/1976 Defender

Squad No: 2
Born: Darlington
Previous clubs: Derby County, Middlesbrough, Luton Town, Colchester United, Leyton Orient.

Alan White
Experienced central defender Alan White signed up for Boston United in March 2005 to plug the gap made by the departure of Lee Beevers to Lincoln City. He started his footballing career on schoolboy terms with Derby County before joining Middlesbrough as a trainee in 1995. After making one first team appearance for Middlesbrough he was transferred to Luton Town for £40,000 in 1997. After two seasons with the Hatters he joined Colchester United where he was very popular, being made Player of the Year three times and captaining the side. He joined Leyton Orient in June 2004. Before arriving at Boston he had made 250 League appearances, scoring 7 goals.

Paul Ellender PAUL ELLENDER b. 21/10/1974 Defender

Squad No: 4
Born: Scunthorpe
Previous clubs: Scunthorpe United, Gainsborough Trinity, Altrincham, Scarborough.

A central defender who was Boston United's record signing when he joined the club from Scarborough one day before the start of the 2001/2 season. He joined Scunthorpe United on leaving school but was released at the end of the 93/4 season. He was snapped up by Gainsborough Trinity where he was a great success. Moves to Altrincham and Scarborough followed, and at each club he has played at he has become an instant hero with the fans for his commanding displays. He has shown great versatility since joining Boston, playing in defence, midfield and even as an emergency striker. Took over as team captain from Ben Chapman halfway through the season.

MARK GREAVES b. 22/1/1975 Defender

Squad No: 5
Born: Hull
Previous clubs: Brigg Town, Hull City.

Mark Greaves
Mark Greaves was signed up by Boston United on a free transfer from Hull City in August 2002. He started his footballing career with Brigg Town, with whom he gained an FA Vase winners medal. He joined Hull City in June 1996 and during his time with them made 204 first team appearances, scoring 12 goals.

Austin McCann AUSTIN MCCANN b. 21/1/1980 Defender

Squad No: 14
Born: Clydebank
Previous clubs: Airdrieonians, Heart of Midlothian, Clyde.

Defender Austin McCann agreed a one year contract with the club in June 2004. McCann started his footballing career as a trainee with Wolves, but signed up with Scottish First Division side Airdrieonians in July 1997. After almost four seasons and making more than 100 first team appearances he joined Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Premier League in February 2001. He was released by Hearts in April 2004 to allow him to help Clyde in their push for the First Divison title.

DEAN WEST b. 5/12/1972 Defender

Squad No: 28
Born: Wakefield
Previous clubs: Leeds United, Lincoln City, Boston United, Bury, Burnley.

Dean West
Right back Dean West joined Boston United in September 2004 from Lincoln City in a swap deal that saw Martin Carruthers heading for Sincil Bank. It was the second time that West had joined Boston - he originally had a loan spell with the club back in 1994 when he turned out as a striker, netting seven goals in eight appearances before returning to Lincoln. He joined Bury in 1995 before switching to Burnley on a free transfer in 1999. He rejoined Lincoln at the start of the season, but failed to re-establish himself in the first team.

Steve Melton STEVE MELTON b. 3/10/1978 Midfield

Squad No: 6
Born: Lincoln
Previous clubs: Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Hull City.

Midfielder Steve Melton joined Boston United from Hull City in March 2004. He can play in either in the centre or right side of midfield. During his League career he has made 99 first team appearances scoring five goals.

STEPHEN O'DONNELL b. 10/7/1983 Midfield

Squad No: 19
Born: Bellshill
Previous clubs: Dundee United, Ross County.

Midfielder Stephen O'Donnell joined Boston United from Dundee United in January 2005 just as the Scottish Premier League transfer window closed. Whilst at Dundee United he had made 20 first team appearances scoring 4 goals.

David Noble DAVID NOBLE b. 2/2/1982 Midfield

Squad No: 8
Born: Hitchin
Previous clubs: Arsenal, Watford, West Ham.

Former Arsenal midfielder David Noble joined Boston United on loan from West Ham United in February 2004. He had joined Arsenal as a trainee in August 1999 and moved to West Ham in January 2003 without making any first team appearances for the "Gunners". He had made fifteen first team appearances for Watford during a loan spell with them in the 2001/2 season. He has played for the England youth team and for Scotland Under 21s.

CHRIS HOLLAND b. 11/9/1975 Midfield

Squad No: 11
Born: Clitheroe
Previous clubs: Preston North End, Newcastle United, Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town.

Chris Holland
A former England youth and under 21 international, midfielder Chris Holland signed up with Boston United from Huddersfield Town in March 2004. He had joined Huddersfield from Birmingham City in February 2002 for a fee of £100,000. He had been a regular member of the Huddersfield first team during his time at the club.

Simon Rusk SIMON RUSK b. 17/12/1981 Midfield

Squad No: 12
Born: Peterborough
Previous clubs: Peterborough United, Cambridge City.

Simon was signed from the Peterborough United Academy side in March 2001 after being released by the Posh. He has played three times for the Scotland Under 18 team. Previously also had a loan spell with Cambridge City. He scored the only goal of the game on his home debut in the match against Southport, after running sixty yards to get into the right position to bundle the ball home.

LEE THOMPSON b. 25/3/1982 Midfield

Squad No: 15
Born: Sheffield
Previous clubs: Sheffield United.

Lee Thompson
Lee Thompson was signed up from Sheffield United on a month's loan in October 2002. A former England Schoolboy international, he had yet to make a first team appearance for the "Blades". He scored a spectacular winning goal in his second match for Boston, when a long range shot from the right wing curled over the keeper and into the net. When his loan period finished he was keen to gain more first team experience with Boston, so he signed up with the Pilgrims.

Danny Thomas DANNY THOMAS b. 1/5/1981 Midfield

Squad No: 16
Born: Leamington Spa
Previous clubs: Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, AFC Bournemouth.

Left sided midfielder Danny Thomas joined Boston United from AFC Bournemouth in March 2004. He made an immediate impact, scoring with a spectacular long range free kick on his debut, with two more goals following in his next match.

COURTNEY PITT b. 17/12/1981 Midfield

Squad No: 23
Born: Holywell
Previous clubs: Chelsea, Portsmouth, Luton, Coventry City, Oxford United.

Courtney Pitt
In August 2004 midfielder Courtney Pitt joined Boston on a short-term contract. Courtney began his career as a trainee with Chelsea in August 2000. A free transfer to Portsmouth followed in June 2001, where he made 41 first team appearances, scoring 3 goals. After loan spells with Luton and Coventry he joined Oxford United in March 2004. Courtney left Oxford United at the end of the season and he faced his former colleagues in his debut for Boston United in the opening Coca Cola League Two match of the season.

Brad Maylett BRAD MAYLETT b. 24/12/1980 Midfield

Squad No: 7
Born: Manchester
Previous clubs: Burnley, Swansea City.

Midfielder Bradley Maylett joined Boston United on a month's loan from Swansea City in March 2005.

JERMAINE EASTER b. 15/1/1982 Forward

Squad No: 17
Born: Cardiff
Previous clubs: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hartlepool United, Cambridge United.

Jermaine Easter
Former Welsh Youth international Jermaine Easter started his footballing career as a trainee with Wolverhampton Wanderers but moved on to Hartlepool United before making any first team appearances. After three seasons with Hartlepool, making 30 first team appearances - all from the substitutes' bench - and scoring two goals, he joined Cambridge United in February 2004. He scored 9 goals in 43 appearances for Cambridge, including two against Boston - one in the League match at York Street and another in the LDV Vans Trophy.

Jason Lee JASON LEE b. 9/5/1971 Forward

Squad No: 9
Born: Forest Gate
Previous clubs: Charlton Athletic, Stockport County, Lincoln City, Southend United, Nottingham Forest, Grimsby Town, Watford, Chesterfield, Peterborough United, Falkirk.

Former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee was signed up by the Pilgrims in July 2004 after impressing in pre-season training. Jason started his footballing career as a trainee with Charlton Athletic. After a loan spell with Stockport County he moved on to Lincoln City. A transfer to Southend United followed, but he was soon spotted by Nottingham Forest who snapped him up. In four seasons with Forest he scored 14 goals in 76 League appearances. He then went on to play for Charlton Athletic, Grimsby Town, Watford, Chesterfield, Peterborough United and Falkirk.

DARYL CLARE b. 1/8/78 Forward

Squad No: 29
Born: Jersey
Previous clubs: Grimsby Town, Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Boston United, Chester City.

Daryl Clare
Boston United originally signed up Republic of Ireland Under 21 International Daryl Clare from Grimsby Town in the summer of 2001. He had two loan spells with Northampton Town and one with Cheltenham Town during his time with Grimsby. Overall he had made 118 League appearances, scoring 13 goals before joining Boston. When Boston United won the Conference title in 2002 he topped the Conference goalscoring charts with 25 goals and picked up both the club and Conference Player of the Year awards. After turning out eight times for the Pilgrims in their first season in the Football League he was contraversially dropped by manager Neil Thompson and then transferred to Chester City. At Chester he again proved to be a successful goalscorer, scoring an amazing 49 goals in 67 appearances. With his contract at Chester coming to its end he rejoined Boston United in November 2004 for an undisclosed five figure transfer fee.

No longer with the club

David Staff DAVID STAFF b. 8/11/1979 Forward JOINED KING'S LYNN

Squad No: 22
Born: Northampton
Previous clubs: Rushden & Diamonds, Stamford, King's Lynn.

David Staff joined Boston United in August 2004 after impressing in pre-season trials. A versatile striker and a free-kick specialist, who can also play as a sweeper, in midfield or as a right back. He began his footballing career with Rushden & Diamonds before being snapped up by Stamford in 1998. He transferred to Dr Martens League side King's Lynn in March 2002 and he was their top scorer in 2003/4 with 23 goals.


Squad No: 27
Born: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Hibernian, East Fife, Airdrieonians.

Tom McManus
Tam McManus joined Boston United on-loan from Scottish Premier League side Hibernian at the end of August 2004. Apart from loan spells with East Fife and Airdrieonians he has been with Hibernian since joining them as a trainee in August 1997. He was top scorer with the Hibees in 2002/3 with 11 goals, but last season he struggled to maintain a regular place in the first team. Overall he has made 128 appearances for Hibernian, scoring 23 goals.

Paul Gascoigne PAUL GASCOIGNE b. 27/5/1967 Midfield RESIGNED

Squad No: 19
Born: Gateshead
Previous clubs: Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough, Everton, Burnley, Gansu Tianma.

In a fanfare of publicity, Paul Gascoigne became the fifth former full England international to sign up for Boston United when he joined the club in a player-coach role at the end of July 2004. Throughout his career Gascoigne's brilliance on the pitch has been overshadowed by his loutish behaviour off it. In his recent biography, "Gazza: My Story", Gascoigne confessed to mental health problems, bouts of alcoholism, beating up his wife in a drunken rage and a six week cocaine binge as he tried to kill himself after realising that his football career was dead. He made his League debut for Newcastle in 1985, before moving on to Spurs in 1988 in a £2 million deal. He joined Italian side Lazio in 1992 and later played for Rangers, Middlesbrough, Everton, Burnley and briefly Chinese second division side Gansu Tianma. In October 2003 Gascoigne turned out for Wolverhampton Wanderers reserve side, but he failed to win a deal at the club. He is probably best remembered for his displays during England's World Cup campaign in 1990 in Italy, when England reached the semi-finals only to be beaten on penalties by West Germany. He also scored a spectacular goal at Wembley against Scotland in Euro 96. The goal was voted the greatest ever goal at Wembley. Before joining Boston he turned down offers to play for Weymouth and Rhyl.


Squad No: 18
Born: Nottingham
Previous clubs: Aston Villa, Hull City, Stoke City, Peterborough United, York City, Darlington, Southend United, Scunthorpe United, Macclesfield Town.

Martin Carruthers
Martin Carruthers joined Boston United in July 2004 on a free transfer from Macclesfield Town. Carruthers started his career as a trainee at Aston Villa but in 1993 moved on to Stoke City for £300,000 after a loan spell with Hull City. He signed up with Peterborough United for £75,000 in 1996. He later switched to Darlington, Southend and Scunthorpe before joining up with the Silkmen on a free transfer in July 2003. Overall he had scored 133 goals in 479 first team appearances before arriving at Boston.

Zema Abbey ZEMA ABBEY b. 17/4/1977 Forward LOAN PERIOD ENDED

Squad No: 25
Born: Luton
Previous clubs: Arlesley, Baldock Town, Hitchin Town, Cambridge United, Norwich City.

Zema Abbey joined Boston United on loan from Premiership side Norwich City at the end of August 2004. Zema joined the Canaries from Cambridge United for £350,000 in December 2000. He has been plagued by injury in recent years, including a nasty cruciate ligament knee injury that kept him out for most of the 2001/2 season. He is the older brother of goalkeeper Nathan Abbey.


Squad No: 1
Born: Leamington Spa
Now lives: Boston
Previous clubs: Coventry City, Cambridge United, Sabah(Malaysia), Fisher Athletic, Kettering Town.

Paul is a highly regarded goalkeeper and is now in his thirteenth season with the club after joining United from Kettering Town in 92-3.

Paul Bastock
First choice keeper for Boston United, "Bazza" was voted "Player of the Year" for the second time after finishing the 2002/3 season by equalling the all-time appearances record for the club - turning out for the 572nd time. Always popular with both home and away supporters, he is still making many spectacular saves, often at crucial moments.

As he used to live a few miles down the road from Birmingham it is no surprise that he supports Birmingham City. Paul believes that you should support your local team. "Bazza" enjoyed his schooldays although he came away with no qualifications, as he spent most of his final year training with Coventry City.

Paul is one of the few United players to have settled locally, living in the town with wife Ann (a Bostonian), and children Laura and Callum. He said "becoming a father has changed me because I have grown up and steadied down and it has taught me a lot about myself."

Away from football his main priority is his family but he also likes to play golf and snooker. One of the sporting events outside football Paul would like to go and see is the Ryder Cup.

It is not surprising that when he was younger he admired Peter Shilton and Neville Southall and nowadays one of his favourite players is Chris Woods, all great international goalkeepers in their time.

During the earlier part of his career Paul spent six months playing football in Malaysia, which he enjoyed considerably. He said it was a fantastic experience, but the standard was only about Vauxhall Conference level.

Paul's advice to any youngsters who want to make a career in football is to get an education and prepare for the high points when they come because you can suffer a lot more low points.

After "Bazza" has finished playing football he would like to coach boys football teams. He says that an advantage of being a footballer is that you become a bit of a personality and you get a lot of free time, but a disadvantage is that you never get to celebrate at Christmas and the New Year.

Paul does have a superstition, which is that he does everything three times, for example if the ball is coming towards him in a game he will touch his gloves three times.

When asked what he thought about the Boston fans he said: "The majority are critical, but the youth element of the crowd are the supportive ones. They all pay their money so they are entitled to have their say." Paul also said he would like to hear the fans get behind the team more. He would like to be remembered as a steady goalkeeper who was always committed to the team.

Gareth Jelleyman GARETH JELLEYMAN b. 14/11/1980 Defender LOAN PERIOD ENDED

Squad No: 24
Born: Holywell
Previous clubs: Peterborough United, Boston United.

Former Welsh Under 21 international Gareth Jelleyman, who had a loan spell with the club back in December 1998, returned on a month's loan from Peterborough United in August 2004. Gareth is a left sided wingback. In his six seasons with the Posh, he has made 105 first team appearances and has yet to score.


Squad No: 7
Born: Falkirk
Previous clubs: Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stockport County, Walsall.

Tom Bennett
Tom Bennett joined Boston United in the summer of 2002 after being made available by Walsall. He had started his footballing career as a trainee with Aston Villa. After one season with Villa he moved on to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he stayed until 1995. He then signed up with Stockport County. For the last three seasons he has been with Walsall, where he was team captain. Overall he had made 341 League appearances, scoring fifteen goals before joining Boston.

Jim Woods JIM WOODS Club Physiotherapist
After studying part-time at Keele University, Jim became a qualified FA physiotherapist through attending a course at Lilleshall. He then joined Boston on a part-time basis when they were in the Dr Martens League. After leaving Boston and spending a few seasons as Grimsby Town's Reserve and Youth team physiotherapist, he returned to the club in 2001. He is the brother of former Norwich City and England goalkeeper Chris Woods. As a teenager he represented Great Britain at clay pigeon shooting.


Squad No: 3
Born: Bolton
Previous clubs: Wigan Athletic, Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool, Stoke City, Motherwell, Cheltenham Town, Scunthorpe United, Bury, Hull City.

Greg Strong
Defender Greg Strong joined Boston United from Hull City in March 2004. A former England schoolboy and youth international, Greg started his footballing career with Wigan Athletic in 1992. He then moved to Bolton Wanderers, but after failing to establish himself in the first team he moved north of the border to play for Scottish League Premier Division side Motherwell. He returned to England in 2002 when he was signed up by Hull City. He has since had loan spells with Cheltenham Town, Scunthorpe United and Bury.

Kevin James KEVIN JAMES b. 3/1/1980 Midfield LOAN PERIOD ENDED

Squad No: 7
Born: Southwark
Previous clubs: Charlton Athletic, Gillingham, Nottingham Forest.

Midfielder Kevin James joined Boston United from Nottingham Forest in December 2004 on a month's loan. Kevin began his footballing career as a trainee with Charlton Athletic. He joined Gillingham in August 2000 and spent four seasons with them, making fifty-three first team appearances and scoring four goals. He signed up with Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2004, but has only made two first team appearances - both as a substitute.


Squad No: 18
Born: Coventry
Previous clubs: Plymouth Argyle.

Luke McCormick joined Boston United on-loan from Plymouth Argyle in October 2004 following the departure of Boston United legend Paul Bastock to Scarborough. He had joined Plymouth as a trainee in November 1999 and made his first team debut in the last game of the 2000/1 season against Rochdale at Home Park that ended in a 0-0 draw. Last season he established himself as the first choice keeper with the Pilgrims. Overall he has made 56 first team appearances for Plymouth.

Lee Beevers LEE BEEVERS b. 4/12/1983 Defender JOINED LINCOLN CITY

Squad No: 2
Born: Doncaster
Previous clubs: Ipswich Town.

After impressing in trials with the reserves, Lee Beevers was signed on loan from Ipswich Town until the end of the season just before the transfer deadline in March 2003. After making his first team debut when coming on as a substitute for the last few minutes of the final game of the season at Cambridge United, he signed up with Boston for a further year.


Squad No: 21
Born: Lincoln
Previous clubs: Derby County, Burton Albion, Oldham Athletic, Chesterfield.

Matt O'Halloran
Lincoln born midfielder Matt O'Halloran signed a one year contract with Boston United in August 2004 after impressing in the club's pre-season preparations. He started his footballing career as a trainee at Derby County. He had a loan spell with Burton Albion in 2002/3 and was then given a free transfer to Oldham Athletic last summer. After turning out seventeen times for Oldham, scoring once, he moved on to Chesterfield.

Ryan Clarke RYAN CLARKE b. 22/1/1984 Defender JOINED LEIGH RMI

Squad No: 17
Born: Sutton Coldfield
Previous clubs: Notts County.

After impressing in trials with the reserves at the end of the 2002/3 season, Ryan Clarke was offered a contract and he signed up in the close season. He had previously been a scholar at Notts County.


Squad No: 24
Born: Borgorose, Italy
Previous clubs: Avezzano, Chieti, Cavese, Sheffield United.

Emanuele Gabrieli
Italian Centre-half Emanuele Gabrieli was signed up on a month's loan from Sheffield United in February 2005. Gabrieli has been with the Blades since September 2004 after joining from Italian Serie C2 side Cavese. He has only made one first team appearance for Sheffield United - coming on as a substitute in their 3-1 win over Gillingham in October 2004.

Scott Wiseman SCOTT WISEMAN b. 13/12/1980 Defender RETURNED TO HULL CITY

Squad No: 7
Born: Hull
Previous clubs: Hull City.

Scott Wiseman was signed up on a month's loan from Hull City in February 2005 as defensive cover following a spate of injuries in Boston's ranks. He has made six first team appearances for Hull, five of which were as a substitute.


Squad No: 10
Born: Belfast
Previous clubs: Glentoran, Heart of Midlothian.

Andy Kirk
Andy Kirk joined Boston United in June 2004 on a free transfer from Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian. He had joined Hearts from Irish side Glentoran for £50,000 in February 1999 and had since scored 32 goals in 134 first team appearances. He has also made five appearances for Northern Ireland.

Steven Boyack STEVEN BOYACK b. 4/9/1976 Midfield LEFT THE CLUB

Squad No: 18
Born: Edinburgh
Previous clubs: Rangers, Hull City, Dundee, Ayr United, Heart of Midlothian, Livingston.

Midfielder Steven Boyack joined Boston United from Livingston in January 2005, with his transfer being completed three minutes before the Scottish Premier League transfer window closed. Steven started his footballing career as a youth with Scottish giants Rangers. After a loan-spell with Hull City he joined Dundee for £25,000. He was loaned out to Ayr United for a couple of months in October 2000 before being snapped up by Hearts for £50,000. A free transfer to Livingston followed last summer, but he has failed to establish himself in the first team, making only seven appearances for the "Livi Lions".


Squad No: 3
Born: Sheffield
Previous clubs: Sheffield United.

Dominic Roma
England Under-19 international Dominic Roma was signed up on a month's loan from Sheffield United in February 2005. Roma has been with the Blades since July 2002 after joining as a trainee. A regular with the reserve side, Dominic plays anywhere across the back four, however he has yet to make a first team appearance for Sheffield United.

Photographs copyright © Ken Fox.

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