Evans becomes latest signing

Article Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Tom Evans

Boston United have added to their goalkeeping ranks with the acquisition of experienced custodian Tom Evans.

Evans put pen-to-paper ahead of Thursday evening’s Lincolnshire Senior Shield tie against Brigg Town to become the 10th signing of the summer at The Jakemans Stadium.

The 32-year-old, Doncaster-born keeper made 380 senior appearances in the professional game, with the bulk of the outings coming in the Football League for Scunthorpe United between 1997 and 2006.

Evans spent the following two seasons with York City in Blue Square Premier, before joining Alfreton Town in the summer of 2008.

Evans will vie for the number one jersey alongside teenager Aaron Butcher.

United’s joint manager Paul Hurst told “We have been chasing an experienced goalkeeper and we are delighted to have brought Tom to the club.

“As I have said before, this move is no reflection on Aaron’s abilities, but we need two goalkeepers at the club and we now feel we have the right balance in that department.”

The Pilgrims now have 13 players signed up with just over three weeks to go before the season’s opener at FC United of Manchester.

Other signings are expected to follow soon — stay tuned to for further details.

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