TIGERS: Nimmo set for a shock return

Return: Liam Nimmo could provide the Tigers with a timely boost.
Return: Liam Nimmo could provide the Tigers with a timely boost.
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GOAL machine Liam Nimmo is set for a sensational return to Holbeach United.

Tigers boss John Chand handed rivals Boston Town a seven-day notice of approach for the striker, who scored 64 goals for Holbeach between 2007 and 2010.

Nimmo, who only left Carter’s Park in the summer, is believed to be keen on the switch.

Widely-regarded as one of the top strikers in the UCL Premier Division, capturing Nimmo would provide the Tigers with a timely boost in their battle to stave off relegation.

Chand said: “I’ve not spoken to Liam yet, but I’m very interested in him.

“If we can get him he could provide the goals we’ve been missing this season.”

Nimmo has just returned to full fitness following an operation.

He has also recovered from a back problem that plagued him during the 2009/10 season with Holbeach.

Should he complete a return to the Tigers, it will be the FOURTH time the club have signed him.

Having joined from Wisbech Town in 2007, Nimmo enjoyed brief stints with Gainsborough Trinity and Bourne Town before swiftly returning to Holbeach.

He definitely wasn’t involved in last night’s home clash with fourth-placed Long Buckby (result not known as we went to press) and is unlikely to be signed in time for Saturday’s home date with title contenders Newport Pagnell (3pm).

But Mitch Griffiths served the fourth and final game of his ban against Buckby and goes straight back into the squad this weekend.

Midfielder Luke Kennedy and defender Mark Courtley should also return.

Third-placed Pagnell haven’t lost in any competition since November 20, in a run spanning ten games.

Ironically, that was the last time the Tigers won a game.

Holbeach will also have one eye on events at Waterworks Field on Saturday.

Two of their main relegation rivals square off as Desborough Town host Raunds Town (3pm).