Long joins Boston United on loan

The 19-year-old makes his move to the fellow Lincolnshire club on the back of a successful loan spell with Drogheda United.

Director of football, Jez George, said: “It is important for Sam’s development that he continues to play regularly following his successful time in Ireland.  We have been looking for either a full-time option higher in the pyramid or a part-time local option.  Boston United provide us with that latter, which means that Sam can stay in our environment and work with our goalkeeping coach Scott Fry, our coaching staff, and our physical performance department on a day-to-day basis. 

“Boston United is a club who will be expecting to challenge for promotion, it is a demanding level, and we know their staff, so it ticks all the boxes.  Before all that, Sam needs to earn his place in their team.  They are also a Lincolnshire club with whom we hope to develop a relationship with moving forward as a potential loan option for our young professionals who are ready to gain experience at step 2 and above.”

The arrangements of the loan mean Sam is eligible to be selected for the Imps in the Papa John’s Trophy and there is a recall in case of injury to Carl Rushworth or Jordan Wright.