Boston United have bolstered their midfield options with an eye-catching addition ahead of the new campaign.  

The Pilgrims have completed the signing of experienced 33-year-old Mansfield Town man Jamie McGuire.

The sought-after midfielder has pledged his future to the Pilgrims and will officially join up subject to ratification from the relevant football authorities.

He has stepped away from professional football to take up a coaching role within the Stags’ youth system and will combine that with playing part-time for the Pilgrims.

United boss Adam Murray was understandably delighted to get his man and said: “He had offers from League Two clubs but has chosen a pathway that leads him to choose a part-time option now.

“He’s a leader of men with fantastic experience and I am over the moon he chose us to move forward with his journey.”

McGuire has previous extensive experience with Tranmere Rovers and Fleetwood Town during their rapid ascent through the divisions where he turned out for the likes of Cammell Laird and Droylsden.

More good news for the Pilgrims came when midfielder Adam Chapman also put pen-to-paper on a new contract.

The 27-year-old, who scored 3 goals in fourteen appearances for the Pilgrims during the second half of the 2016/17 campaign, is staying put ahead of the new season.

Chapman’s signing represents another key piece in Murray’s squad building jig-saw and the United boss is delighted to keep last season’s captain onboard.

“Chappy is a fantastic player at this level and coupled with the signing of Jamie McGuire, we now have two midfielders who have played numerous times together in promotion-chasing sides in League Two.

“They both have fantastic experience too and that will rub off on the younger lads within the squad”.

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