Jake Sheridan is playing to earn a Boston United deal

Jake Sheridan.
Jake Sheridan.

Jake Sheridan is determined to impress at Boston United, admitting that he is playing for his future.

The 28-year-old midfielder has joined the Pilgrims on loan from Vanarama Premier side Alfreton Town, making his debut from the bench as United beat Gloucester City 1-0 on Saturday.

The ex-Notts County and Lincoln City player will become a free agent this summer, and he hopes he can do enough to earn a deal.

“In me, Boston have a player who wants to come and prove himself and every opportunity you get on the pitch is an opportunity to impress someone,” Sheridan said.

“Definitely, every minute I’m on the pitch I want to impress someone.

“I want to do it for myself and I want to help the club.”

Sheridan - who opted to join Alfreton following an approach from Dennis Greene in the summer - believed a second offer from the club was too good to turn down.

And Sheridan says his pal and United captain Scott Garner helped seal the deal.

“Garns has been pestering me to come a lot, he says it’s a really good club,” Sheridan added. “He spoke about the dressing room and the manager. All he’s had to say is positive things. That’s why I want to be part of it.”

On-loan Sunderland keeper Max Stryjex has extended his stay at the Jakemans Stadium until April 25.