Alex Whittle leaves Boston United for National League North rival

Defender signs for new club...

Alex Whittle.
Alex Whittle.

Defender Alex Whittle has left Boston United.

The left back - one of the top and most consistent performers this season as the Pilgrims reached the National League North play-off final - has joined league rivals Gloucester City.

Ex-Liverpool youth teamer Whittle has linked up with the ambitious Tigers ahead of their return to a new stadium in the city.

He is the second left back to leave within 24 hours after Ashley Jackson moved to Scarborough.