Boston United still don't know whether Paul Gascoigne will make his debut against Oxford United in Coca Cola League 2 on Saturday.

The ex-Spurs and England star was forced to miss the Pilgrims' friendly at Stevenage on Monday after suffering food poisoning in Newcastle on Saturday night.

The 37-year-old was due to be officially unveiled as the Pilgrims's player-coach at a press conference at Boston's York Street ground on Tuesday.

However, he had to return to the north east after suffering a relapse.

And a scheduled appearance at a book signing at the club shop tomorrow has been postponed.

Boston secretary John Blackwell said: "We've no idea whether he will make his debut on Saturday yet. He wasn't very well at all on Tuesday and I should know because I took him and his dad to the train station.

"But I understand that he then had a good night's sleep. We are still optimistic about him playing on Saturday.

"The whole town is buzzing about Gazza coming here. There is a cracking atmosphere."

Oxford United fans are being advised to take an alternative route to York Street due to unexpected roadworks.

Police say the A1073 between Eye and Cowbit will be closed, so fans using that route are advised to leave the A605 before Peterborough and follow directions to Sleaford, before getting on to the A16 at Market Deeping (signposted Spalding and Boston).

The game is not all ticket, with 2,050 places available for United followers.