Still refutes speculation

Town boss John Still rubbished speculation linking Luton with Lincoln City defender Andrew Boyce, Hereford United striker Ryan Bowman, striker Jamie Taylor and centre-half Tom Bonner, writes Mark Wood.

Wednesday, 15th May 2013, 9:46 am
Hatters boss John Still

Reports had linked Luton with moves for the first two, while the latter are said to have turned down deals at Kenilworth Road as 30-year-old striker Taylor moved from Lincoln to Sutton United and Bonner signed for Cambridge United from Dartford, although this was denied by Still.

Boyce, 23, has been offered new terms by the Imps after a hugely impressive first season in which he netted four times in 45 games, while 21-year-old scored England C striker Bowman hit 17 goals in 42 games for Hereford last season and is also reportedly attracting interest from York City and Shrewsbury Town.

Bonner, 25, is said to have chosen the U’s ahead of Luton, Newport, Aldershot, Kidderminster Harriers and Dartford.

He said: “On the last day of the season I had a few offers and I spoke to a few clubs, but there were only one or two I’d have left Dartford for.

“Dartford are a great club with great fans but they can’t offer full-time football.

“It’s every boy’s dream to play full-time football. This was too good an opportunity to turn down.”

Still had 30-year-old Lincoln striker Taylor, who hit 16 goals last season, on his books while at Dagenham & Redbridge

On joining Sutton, Taylor added: “My girlfriend is expecting twins and she wanted to be closer to home so we came back from Lincoln. Commuting there just was not workable.

“I spoke with a few clubs down here, but Paul (Doswell) said the right things, such as the club going in the right direction, and I decided it was the best place for me to be.”

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