Paul Lister relieved to join Boston United after Hinckley difficulties
NEW signing Paul Lister insisted the pulling power of Boston United was too much to resist after becoming Graham Drury's latest signing.
Lister was snapped up by Drury on Friday after leaving crisis-hit Blue Square Bet North rivals Hinckley.
After starting on the bench at Guiseley on Saturday, Lister played for almost an hour after replacing Phil Watt, who went off with a nasty cut to the head.
Against one of the form sides in the division, it was a baptism of fire for the former Alfreton centre-back.
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But Lister is glad to be with Boston and revealed he rejected the advances of another club before arriving at the Jakemans Stadium.
"It's the kind of club which, if they ring you, you're going to listen to and want to play for," said Lister. "Boston is a club I've always looked at.
"I've played in this league for quite a while now and you know you're going to be treated well.
"They've got a lot of fans, they're a big club and a difficult club to turn down.
"I didn't know Graham, but I've played against his sides and I know what to expect."
Lister admits he is relieved to have left financially-stricken Hinckley, who have struggled to meet players' wages this season and are bottom of the table.
"The club is struggling at the moment. They've got financial problems and it's not reflecting well on the club," he added.
"I've not fallen out with anyone there, I left for personal reasons.
"I don't want to go into too much detail, but you can't rely on your money (being paid) there.
"I was travelling from Sheffield which is difficult when you don't know if you're going to get paid."
Boston are due to visit Hinckley on Saturday, March 30.