Boston United 'excited' to land winger Fraser Preston - who looked set to move to the Eredivisie

Craig Elliott with Fraser Preston.Craig Elliott with Fraser Preston.
Craig Elliott with Fraser Preston.
Manager Craig Elliott thought target was destined for the Netherlands or Football League...

Craig Elliott thought Fraser Preston was destined for the Eredivisie or Football League - but he is 'excited' to have signed the former Sheffield Wednesday winger.

The 21-year-old has spent the past two seasons with the Owls’ first-team squad before becoming a free agent this summer.

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At one stage he looked set for a move to the Netherlands' top flight, but Pilgrims boss Elliott is delighted to have landed the young talent on a permanent contract.

“He’s a good player. Me and Rich (Boryszczuk, chief scout) watched him last year in the reserves, always kept an eye on him,” Elliott said.

“To be honest, I felt he’d go in to the league and I think, after speaking to a few coaches, at Sheffield Wednesday as well, they felt he was League One, League Two at the very least.

“He went to Holland and was going to sign for a team in the top division there. But he didn’t want to move, so things sort of happened where he became available.”

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Preston featured for Boston as a trailist in their 2-1 pre-season win at Gainsborough Trinity.

“He came training and did well against Gainsborough and we’re really happy to get him,” said Elliott.

“He’s a left footed winger, which is rare, and he’s a good age,” Elliott added.

“We’re really excited to get him on board.

“He’s another one who needs to play first team football to kick on his career, but he does have the tools. Hes a classic sort of left winger.

“He can get better with Boston.”

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Former Scotland youth international Preston came through the Wednesday youth set up before signing a first team contract, making his Championship debut at Brentford in 2018.

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