5 Andy Boyce – Bonny Beast From Donny who saw Trinity & Lincoln Light
How Doncaster Rovers allowed this undeniably raw talent to slip through the net shows how far they and former club Gainsborough Trinity have progressed, whilst the Mighty Imps have stagnated and until latterly fallen. Holdsworth however has made his poor budget count, with the Imps even agreeing to a tribunal fee, that however small, will chew into a £400,000 cupboard -is-bare- budget in its entirety. But the Bank has a new beast, a hungry one at that, for Andrew has always wanted to be a professional footballer and this suggests the Mighty Imps still have the heritage to bounce back.
|Date of Birth||05/11/1989 (age 22)|
|Youth career||Doncaster Rovers|
|Former Clubs||Kings Lynn Gainsborough|
Boyce is a boss in either Box, a bit raw, but he will not only meet and greet this step up head on; no he will inspire our back four. His pace is deceptive, his positioning is good too. His will go on to be our Kovacs, but also our new McAuley or McCoombe.
A Doncaster Rovers youth, he saw loans at Worksop and Mansfield Town, before leaving Donny by mutual consent. Andrew then witnessed his club go bust, when Kings Lynn went out of business in December 2009. Brian Little snapped him up as a free agent with the 22 year-old repaying the faith particularly this season when he has become a first choice centre-half alongside Waterfall who is also a quality player.
He was immense part of Gainsborough’s set-piece supremacy throughout the season although he was equally heroic and inspirational in both boxes. Knock-backs against Altrincham and in the two play-off semis against FC Halifax got them to the final. He had a titanic tussle with Brown who got one away to settle the final for Nuneaton, but was still the Blues man of the match.
Little said of Boycey when he signed him ”Andrew was highly sought after, quite a few teams were chasing him so I’m pleased we got in there first.”
Perhaps we have got there just in time then, good luck Andrew welcome to Impdom.