Holsgrove hopes to go the distance with Boston United

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KEVIN Holsgrove admits his move to Boston United was a massive gamble – but one he believes will see him win silverware.

Holsgrove put pen to paper on a Pilgrims deal yesterday before scoring on his debut in the 3-3 draw at Arnold Town.

Home games will mean a 300-mile round trip for the Wirrall-based wideman, add that to twice-weekly training and the 23-year-old is suddenly clocking up 900 miles a week for a game of football.

However, he believes that the lure of playing for the Pilgrims will make the travelling worthwhile.

“It’s a gamble for me, but I hope it’ll pay off,” said Holsgrove who admits he doesn’t know any of his new teammates either.

“But I wanted to play for Boston United.

“They did well last year, they have a nice ground and good fans.” Holsgrove got the call from manager Jason Lee after sending his CV to the Jakemans Stadium.

And his name would have been etched into the manager’s mind after his superb showing at York Street last season, when he inspired struggling Hyde to a 2-2 draw.

“We’re very pleased with (signing) Kevin,” said United boss Lee Canoville.

“I met up with him earlier (yesterday) and we had a good chat.

“We told him what we wanted from him, what role we wanted him to play, and he was very happy with that and very happy to join Boston United.

“He showed interest in what we’re doing and he’s a player of quality as well, he proved that with Hyde last season.”

Holsgrove spent the end of last season on loan at Hyde from Altrincham.

He has also played for Colwyn Bay.