Jones regrets leaving Boston United - but now he wants to make his Mark again

Mark Jones.
Mark Jones.

Mark Jones has admitted that he regrets ever leaving Boston United .

However, the striker wants to make up for lost time by rediscovering his goalscoring touch in amber and black.

Jones marked his return to the Pilgrims line-up with an appearance from the bench during Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Hyde.

The forward had netted 14 times in his first 29 appearances for the Pilgrims during the 2012-13 season.

However, a dip in the club’s fortunes saw manager Jason Lee axed and replaced by Graham Drury.

A combination of Jones feeling he was out of favour and a lucrative offer from county rivals Gainsborough Trinity saw him opt to move on.

“In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have left,” said the former Deeping Rangers frontman.

“But things were a bit up in the air when I left and had Jason Lee still been here I think he would probably have convinced me to stay.

“Things were happening with the new manager coming in. I was on the bench and things were up in the air

“Gainsborough did offer me a stupid deal, but it’s good to be back and I probably shouldn’t have left.”

Jones has joined Boston on loan from Spalding United for a one-month stay, with an option of extending the loan to three months.

And now that he is back at York Street, the forward is eager to repay the Pilgrims fans for their support.

“I went into the dug-out before the game and heard the fans clapping,” Jones continued. “It was a great feeling.

“It could have gone either way as I did leave for rivals here, and the fans at Boston stick by their club no matter what.

“I was happy to get a good reception.”