Holsgrove wants to be the spot-on penalty king at York Street

Jevin Holsgrove.
Jevin Holsgrove.

KEVIN Holsgrove wants to have a spot-on season... after announcing he wants to be the club’s official penalty taker.

The forward slotted home from 12 yards on the opening day of the season, as the Pilgrims defeated Workington.

And now, he wants to remain the club’s penalty taker, especially as Anthony Church – who was on penalty duties at the end of last season – has moved on.

“If we get them, I’m happy to step up and take them,” Holsgrove said.

“I don’t mind taking them at all.”

Marc Newsham and Danny Sleath may have something to say about Holsgrove’s plans, although both have seen spot kicks saved in recent months.

Holsgrove seems particularly keen to be on the spot after not being given the chance last season, after Altrincham loaned him out to Hyde.

“I came there late so they already had people lined up to take them, I never got a chance,” he added.

Meanwhile, Boston boss Lee Canoville believes Holsgrove - a cult hero among fans since his summer arrival - still has more to give the side.

“Kevin’s still new here,” he said. “He’s still learning what we want from him.”