Boston United impress fans by signing experienced EFL player Michael Bostwick from League Two promotion winning side Stevenage.
‘Bozzy’ began his career with Millwall and regularly played for the club’s Under-18 team and Reserve team.
When he was 17 years old, he joined Conference National club Crawley Town on a work experience loan in the last stages of the 2005-06 season.
Bostwick was a regular for Crawley before he joined Millwall, then was told he wasn’t needed by the club. He then signed an 18-month deal with Rushden & Diamonds, where he played 8 matches before being released at the end of the 2006-2007 season.
He joined Ebbsfleet in August 2007 and helped them win the FA Trophy in May 2008 at Wembley.
Bostwick turned down a contract from Ebbsfleet and signed with Stevenage soon after and was a regular in Stevenage’s midfield and defence.
He then won the FA Trophy again in May 2009, as well as helped the club win back-to-back promotion from Conference Premier to League One.
Bostwick spent four years with Stevenage before signing for Championship club Peterborough United, played 228 games and helped the club win the Football League Trophy in 2014.
Never forget when Peterborough’s Michael Bostwick picked out the… steward with this great ball 😂pic.twitter.com/MRG4xdHJAQ
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 11, 2022
After joining Lincoln City in 2017, he won the EFL Trophy the following year, before being named Player of the Season as the club finished the 2018-19 League Two season as champions.
Bostwick joined League One outfit Burton Albion in August 2020, before then returning to his former club Stevenage in January 2022 on a loan basis, and on a permanent base in May 2022, then helped Boro win promotion to League One again.
Boston United have landed their latest acquisition of the closed season by signing experienced campaigner Michael Bostwick.
The 35-year-old will officially link up with the Pilgrims upon expiry of his Stevenage contract – having helped Boro earn promotion to League One at the end of the season.
He has scored 68 goals in 732 senior appearances so far in his career.
Bostwick is best-known locally for successful spells with Peterborough United and Lincoln City – and is a player capable at the heart of defence or midfield.
PILGRIMS 2023/2024 (so far)…
– STATEMENT ENDS –
–2005 – Millwall
2005–2007 – Millwall
2006 → Crawley Town (loan) – 8 games (3 goals)
2006–2007 → Crawley Town (loan) – 26 games (3 goals)
2007 – Rushden & Diamonds – 8 games (0 goals)
2007–2008 – Ebbsfleet United – 53 games (5 goals)
2008–2012 – Stevenage – 206 games (21 goals)
2012–2017 – Peterborough United – 228 games (23 goals)
2017–2020 Lincoln City – 125 games (10 goals)
2020–2022 – Burton Albion – 41 games (2 goals)
2022 → Stevenage (loan) – 14 games (0 goals)
2022–2023 – Stevenage – 37 games (0 goals)
2008 – England C – 1 game (0 goals)
FA Trophy: 2007–08
FA Trophy: 2008–09; runner-up: 2009–10
Conference Premier: 2009–10
Football League Two play-offs: 2011
EFL League Two runner-up: 2022–23
Football League Trophy: 2013–14
EFL Trophy: 2017–18
EFL League Two: 2018–19
PFA Fans’ League Two Player of the Year: 2018–19
Conference Premier Team of the Year: 2009–10
Peterborough United Player of the Year: 2016–17
EFL League Two Team of the Year: 2017–18
Lincoln City Player of the Year: 2018–19
YOU SHALL NOT PASS! Unbelievable from Lincoln’s midfielder Michael Bostwick 👊 pic.twitter.com/Gbh7o9R9II
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 18, 2019
— Lincoln City FC 🇺🇦 (@LincolnCity_FC) May 23, 2020
— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) November 27, 2017
As mentioned, Boston impress fans by signing the experienced EFL player from League Two promotion winning side Stevenage…
@GrimsbyBoy1984: Don’t know how Boston have pulled this off played 30 games in a promotion winning side in League 2 , fully expected him to stay in League 2 or a top end NL side – really great signing.
@cufckyle: Wow that’s an incredible signing tbf
@Goodo1977: Might pay a visit to see a game! No greater sight than Bozzy clattering into someone…. In recent years one of my favourite players to pull on the Red & White! Wish him all the best at the Pilgrims!
@xLepebble: That is easily the best signing anyone will make in the NLN this season 👏
@BUSupporterpage: What a signing that is by the way 😍😍😍
@Deanog13: Would’ve taken him back at Crawley how have National League North Boston pulled that off
@CallumBird11: Far to good for that level
@DanSFCKeen: Thought he could still easily do a job in league 2 next season, that’s a mad signing
@LeagueAway: brilliant signing got efl experience with Lincoln.
@ScottyWalden: Bostwick is probably most famous for passing the ball to a steward rather than his Posh teammate 😂
@ReeceDSport: Outstanding signing. All the best ledge
@Lewhawkins1992: Fantastic signing for Boston! Go well Bozzie
@charliebufc: What a signing! Nice bit of experience added. Welcome Michael 💛🖤
@BUFCSupporter: Ohh my lord! How have we done this?!
@Nottscountydan: How have Boston managed this then! Cracking signing. 35 in NLN is like 30 in EFL
@TheBroadhallWay: One of Stevenage’s finest, ever. 💫🥲
@vinceandpen: Absolute Imps legend – fully committed defender, great ambassador. You’ve got a cracking signing there
@uptheimps_: absolute beast, good luck Bozzy from everyone at Lincoln 🔴⚪️
@BriLeeStokle: Quality signing that. 👏 Would of had him at Pools.
@1Graveseh: Well impressed with that 😍
@JamieOsgodby: Wow, great signing 💪
@Sugar_Mosley: All the best boz
I love this. The type of player I hoped we would sign. someone dropping down who invests in the new direction … I am happy, and that’s not an easy thing to achieve. pic.twitter.com/u8pWFGCq8u
— Chris Clawson (@beefeater407) June 6, 2023