05 Aug 2020 in News
Boston Town have announced Lee Beeson as their captain for the 2020-21.
The experienced attacker takes over the armband from Kyle Watkins, who has stepped up to Northern Premier League club Lincoln United.
Beeson is one of the most highly-regarded players in the United Counties League.
He has previously played for Boston United, Grantham, Stamford, Corby, Worksop, Holbeach, Spalding and Pinchbeck.
Last season Beeson’s prowess as a dead-ball specialist proved a particularly effective weapon as Edgley’s side ended the truncated campaign in 11th – the club’s highest league finish for seven years.
Manager Gary Edgley said it was an obvious choice to make Beeson skipper.
"He believed in us, trusted us, came last season, gave us his all throughout the season," said Edgley.
"He's a big big character and when we spoke to players at the end of this season just gone, he was the first one that said I'm in again, didn't want to look to go anywhere, wanted to be here."
Edgley added: "He's a great great lad, has played very very good levels and obviously he's a big player for us."
The Poachers boss also revealed that his side would be set up differently in 2020-21 to try to get the most out of his squad - with Beeson playing a key part in that.
"We know how good he is on set pieces but we've got a different role for him this season," he said.
"I think a few people will be surprised in terms of how he's going to play for us this season."
The manager paid tribute to four departing players - joining Watkins through the exit door are Alex Beck, Chris Shipley and Ollie Pinner.
But further details of new signings will be announced this week.