BORO skipper Denny Ingram has signed for fellow Conference club Northwich Victoria to end his two-and-a-half year stay at the McCain Stadium.
Boss Ian Kerr has moved quickly to find a replacement and signed former Newcastle and Darlington midfielder Stuart Elliott who will make his debut at Boston tomorrow (1pm ko).
Elliott has been released by Carlisle who he joined after showing up well for Boro on trial in pre-season matches.
Ambitious Northern League side Durham City were also keen to sign him.
Former Hartlepool player Ingram, who took over as skipper this season, has left the club for personal reasons.
General manager Keith Agar said: Denny has agreed to join Northwich and we are waiting for the paperwork to come through today to complete the deal.
He is leaving by mutual agreement for personal reasons. He can come back here anytime and we have parted as good friends. We wish him well.
Ingram played nearly 100 games for Boro after first coming to the club on loan and was a very versatile player who fitted in well at the back or in midfield.
Kerr said: Denny will be a miss but in Stuart Elliott we have signed a good player who can knit things together for us in midfield. He will play tomorrow.
I have not decided yet who will replace Denny as skipper.
Kerr is waiting on fitness news from club physio Mick Tarmey before he can even start his team selection for what will be an extremely tough match tomorrow against a high-flying Boston side who will include former Boro skipper and centre-back Paul Ellender in midfield.
Tarmey was giving fitness tests to Darryn Stamp, Steve Brodie and Aron Wilford today while the rest of the players trained.
Steve Brodie has more chance than the other two who have slight strains. On top of that Romain Faure is extremely doubtful and Gareth Stoker is still out with a hamstring injury.'
Boro from: Woods, Atkinson, Fitzsimmons, Keegan, Rennison, Elliott, Blunt, Wilford, Stamp, Pounder, Brodie, Windross, Hogg, Jewell, Swales, Henderson, Newton.