Chromasport United Counties League
Published 1st August 2012
......raided Boston United`s ranks once again to sign young goalkeeper Andrew Hewitt.
Maddison completed the move for the 18-year-old with Hewitt primed to become Sleaford's number one. Hewitt ended eight years of service with the Pilgrims to join Town.
Maddison said it was a tough decision for the stopper, but was delighted to add him to the roster at Eslaforde Park.
"Andrew has been at Boston since he was 10 and he was very highly thought of," he said.
"I had conversations about him coming to us but understandably he wanted time to think about it.
"But I think deep down he fancied a new challenge and I am delighted to bring him here.
"He is a good shot stopper and has good distribution too.
"He's only 18 which means he is young and somebody who we can work with.
"Andrew will be a very good signing for us."
Hewitt's arrival is not the only goalkeeper that could be set to arrive at Town.
Maddison confirmed he is looking for a back-up to Hewitt in order to put pressure on him.
"I don't want just anybody in for the reserve goalkeeper spot," he said.
"You need somebody who is going to apply the pressure.
"When you have that situation you know that you will benefit from the competition for places.
"But whoever it is will have to come here for no money.
"We don't have any, but that is not going to stop me from trying to get players in."
Maddison has had a busy pre-season in building a new squad and aside from another goalkeeper he will also try to bolster the rest of team.
But he admitted that he would only add players if they could bring quality to the squad.
"I suppose you never give up looking and if there is somebody who comes along and who can improve what we have then, yes, of course we will look at them," he said.
"But to be honest I am very happy with what we have done in terms of signings so far."