I never wanted to leave Boston United, says returning Gary Silk
THE players may be the same, but Gary Silk says he has returned to a completely different Boston United under Dennis Greene.
The experienced defender returned to the club for his third spell last week, just weeks after being released by former boss Graham Drury.
Silk was let go by Drury because he could not train every Thursday due to university commitments.
But that is no issue for Greene and the move paid off on Saturday when Silk was on hand to replace injured right-back Conor Marshall in the first half of the 3-0 victory at Worcester City.
The former Notts County defender is thrilled to be back at the Jakemans Stadium and says the dressing room is on a high after three straight victories.
He revealed it is in stark contrast to the team he left while Drury was at the helm.
"It's the same squad, the same players, but a different dressing room. There's a better atmosphere," said Silk.
"Obviously when you're winning games, everything is good and the lads are enjoying their football again, that's the main thing."
Silk was disappointed to leave the club initially and had no hesitation in returning when contacted by Greene last week.
"I wanted to stay, I had no intention of leaving, but obviously the manager (Drury) had his reasons," added Silk, who will be able to train the majority of Thursdays.
"Since then I've been in touch with a few other clubs. Mostly I've been training on my own, but that's not the same as training with the lads.
"I had no hesitation in coming back to the club. The manager rang me last week and I said yes straight away.
"I'm still at university, but I've got a few weeks off coming up at Easter so I'll be able to make the majority of training sessions.
"The gaffer understands my situation and he doesn't mind me missing the odd session here and there."
Silk also has one eye on next season when he hopes to still be a Boston player.
With the Pilgrims virtually assured of safety in Blue Square Bet North, Greene is set to be offered a longer deal.
"The gaffer has already said that he wants to keep the majority of players here," said Silk.
"And if we keep performing like that, there's no reason why he wouldn't want to.
"We've got to make sure we don't given him any reason to bring new players in."