Jordan Blinco hopes to make an impact during his loan spell at Boston United.
The teenager is currently midway through a month’s youth loan from Premier League Sunderland’s academy.
And Blinco is desperate to make sure he is not just at the Jakemans Stadium to make the numbers up, instead targeting a successful season for the Pilgrims.
“The team’s a really good team and they should be up there looking for promotion, so hopefully I can contribute to that, score a few goals and set a few goals up,” he said.
“Hopefully, at the end of the season they’ll be promoted.”
Blinco has become the eighth youngster from the Black Cats’ academy to arrive at Boston - following on from Liam Agnew, Liam Marrs, David Ferguson, Dylan McEvoy, Max Stryjek, Joel Dixon and Tom McNamee - and has plenty of pals to tell him about what to expect in the National League North.
“They said it was a good club, well organised and it’s good to get experience - that’s what I came for,” he added.
While Sunderland may be struggling near the foot of the Premier League, their youth set up is often viewed as one of the best in the country, and United are unlikely to argue given some of the talents they have had access to.
McEvoy (pictured), who is also currently on loan with the club, has plenty of praise for his first home.
“Everything about it is great, we’ve got top drawer coaching staff and facilities,” he said.
“The facilities are one of the best. The pitches, the gym are ranked as some of the best in the country.
“When we travel to different academies we realise how fortunate we are to have what we have back home.
“We make the most of it.”
McEvoy concedes that the surroundings of the Jakemans Stadium may be a contrast to life in the north east, but he is happy about extending his loan spell with the Pilgrims.
He added: “It is different to being at Boston, but they are two different sides of the game and it’s my job to learn from them both.”