Scott Garner is back at the 'club I love'... and he's ready to battle for promotion with Boston United

Will it be third-time lucky for Garns?

Scott Garner is back at United. Photo: @russelldossett

Scott Garner has returned to Boston United with his sights set on promotion.

The pilgrims paid National League North rivals an undisclosed fee to bring the defender back to York Street this week.

And after skippering the side to two play-off semi-final defeats, the returning Garner is hoping it can be third time lucky.

“We should be looking right up the top end of the table with the squad we’ve got,” he said.

“We’ve got some great players. We can do it both ways we can play football or we can mix it with teams.

“We’ve got everything we need to do really well in this league.”

Garner - who did win promotion from this division with FC Halifax Town after leaving United in 2016 - made his debut in Saturday’s win at Bradford Park Avenue, having watched the New Year’s Day defeat to King’s Lynn from the stands.

“It all came about very quickly and Guiseley were great about it, said they wouldn’t stand in my way to spend a few further years at a club I love,” Garner added.

“It was a no-brainer for me with a club like Boston.”

“It’s a strange feeling to be back, I came to the club on New Year’s Day and the amount of fans that recognised me just walking about, it was amazing.

“From that I felt I had something to prove.

“I just wanted to get the first game in and I’m glad we’ve won.

“I feel right in the mix and ready to kick on.”

Garner has now made 139 appearances for the Pilgrims, scoring a total of 17 goals, and looks to be in line to make hi second home debut against Curzon Ashton tonight (KO 7.45pm).