Blue Square Bet
Published 15th July 2011
...on first team deals at Blue Square Bet North club Boston United.
Joint bosses Jason Lee and Lee Canoville have moved to secure the futures of strike pair Joachim and Stones and versatile defender Parker following the opening two weeks of pre-season action.
Joachim, 36, has completed a return to United, having left the club in August 2006 in a £100,000 move to Darlington.
The former Aston Villa frontman has since played for King’s Lynn, Quorn, Hinckley United and Holbeach United and played the opening 45 minutes of Tuesday’s 3-3 draw against Arnold Town.
Stones, 26, ended last season as the reserves’ top scorer with twenty-seven goals and marked his first-team league debut with a goal against Vauxhall Motors on the final day of the campaign. Stones had previously spent a brief spell at the club in 2007 under Tommy Taylor’s management, but left without making a senior appearance.
He excelled for the reserves last season and has now been rewarded with a senior deal by Lee and Canoville.
Parker, 25, will begin his second spell with the Pilgrims, having been the club’s longest-serving player prior to his departure in September 2010 due to injury problems.
The Skegness-based defender, who is now fully-fit after back problems, made sixty-eight appearances in his first spell with the Pilgrims and has returned following a brief stint with Stamford at the end of last season.