Fairclough is determined to fight for his place at Boston United

Ben Fairclough.
Ben Fairclough.

Ben Fairclough says he has never considered quitting Boston United.

The striker started 35 of the Pilgrims’ 51 competitive matches last season, but it has been a different story this campaign, with the striker making just three starts to date.

Fairclough also joined Grantham Town on a month’s loan in a bid to keep up his match fitness.

But instead of getting a taste for elsewhere, his spell with the Gingerbreads only strengthened Fairclough’s bond with York Street.

He said: “I enjoyed playing, but it just showed me what a good club Boston is, and how much I want to play here.

“I’ve had a long time out of the team. But that’s part and parcel of football, I want to play at Boston.”

Fairclough admits that his time on the sidelines has been tough.

But he hopes his wonder strike in the 3-3 draw at Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday will force him firmly back into Dennis Greene’s plans.

“You’ve got to keep focused and do the right things,” he added.