Boyd bonus for Boro

STEVENAGE Boro were laughing all the way to the bank this week when they received a £10,000 windfall. The cash came from Peterborough United as part of the deal that took former Boro favourite George Boyd to The Posh. A clause in the deal was for Boro to

STEVENAGE Boro were laughing all the way to the bank this week when they received a £10,000 windfall.

The cash came from Peterborough United as part of the deal that took former Boro favourite George Boyd to The Posh.

A clause in the deal was for Boro to benefit to the tune of £10,000 if Peterborough gained promotion from League Two which they did last season.

But there could be another bonus in the pipeline if Boyd is snapped up by a Championship club.

Rumours this week have linked Boyd to several Championship clubs and if United sell him for more than the £260,000 they paid Stevenage, then Boro will be entitled to a large slice of any deal.

"We would be entitled to a sizeable slice of any transfer above what they paid for Boyd," said Boro chief executive Bob Makin. "But the £10,000 we have got from Peterborough this week was a nice surprise.

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"It was a pity injury prevented Craig Dobson appearing for Milton Keynes, otherwise we would have got another bonus."

Another money-spinning pre-season friendly has fallen through. Last week Norwich City cancelled plans to come to Broadhall way and now a summer fixture congestion also means Luton Town will not be coming.

But Boro chief executive Bob Makin this week revealed he was trying to negotiate two possible games that would bring in the fans-against an Arsenal side and possibly Liverpool reserves.

With boss Graham Westley on a golfing break in Portugal, Makin said there has been no movements on players.

Despite top scorer Steve Morison being on the transfer list at his own request there have been no inquiries from any league clubs.

"Nobody has contacted us about Steve or the three players we transfer-listed last week and no new players have arrived," said Makin.

Confirmed friendlies are away to:

Hitchin Town on Thursday, July 17 (7.45pm), home to QPR on July 19 (3pm), home to Peterborough July 22 (7.45pm), away to Hendon July 24 (7.45pm), away to Borehamwood July 29 (7.45pm) and Leyton Orient at Home August 2 (3pm).

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