James Rodwell originally joined Boston United on a free transfer from Rushden and Diamonds in February 2002. Jim had been with Rushden since May 1996, making 84 appearances and scoring four goals.

His career began at West Lancashire club Halesowen, in 1992, before the move to the Diamonds, and subsequent transfer to Boston, after a month on loan at Dagenham and Redbridge.

He was part of the Boston United squad that won the Conference title in 2002 and his contribution at the back helped to bolster The Pilgrims' defence in the closing stages of the season. Jim left soon after Boston took their place in the Football League to join Farnborough Town. He spent one season with the Conference side before moving to Aldershot Town, then briefly to Tamworth, before returning to the Lincolnshire side to take up his first managerial role.

The former defender's other claim to fame is that he appeared on the TV show "Britain's Brainiest Footballer", finishing a respectable third.

The Pilgrims' caretaker boss is assisted by first-team coach Paul Raynor having been put in temporary charge of team affairs following the departure of Neil Thompson on 13th February 2004.

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