I want to be number one! Vince eyes long stay in Boston United goal

Sam Vince.
Sam Vince.

Goalkeeper Sam Vince says that he won’t give up the number one jersey without a fight.

The 17-year-old has started the last four games for Boston United after being chosen ahead of regular stopper Lewis King.

And after getting a taste of regular first-team football, the youngster is keen to keep remain between the sticks.

“I want to keep my place, keep playing games and keep improving,” he told The Standard.

“I want to get better as the season goes along if I can keep by number one slot.

“But you never know, Kingy might be back and the gaffer might make a decision to bring him back in.

“Hopefully, I can remain number one and we’ll keep fighting for the place.

“It’s good to have someone pushing me.”

Vince can claim a strange hat-trick, having played for Boston’s first team, reserves and under 18s this season.

But it is with the first XI where he wants to be a regular.

And after playing his part in helping the Pilgrims push their way back into the play-off spots, Vince says it is now time for the squad to go out and prove their doubters wrong.

He added: “We’ve definitely got a great chance of going up this season, either winning the league or pushing for promotion in the play-offs.

“We keep on saying it , but we can’t keep saying it - we have to go and do it now.

“Hopefully we can get there and hopefully be in the Skrill Premier next season.”

Vince has made 10 appearances for United this campaign - seven starts and three appearances from the bench - featuring in the Skrill North, FA Cup and FA Trophy.