Mark Jones chose to join Boston United over five other clubs

Mark Jones battles for Corby against Boston last season before (below) he signed for the Pilgrims.

Mark Jones battles for Corby against Boston last season before (below) he signed for the Pilgrims.

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STRIKER Mark Jones has revealed he turned down the advances of five other clubs to join Boston United.

The 6ft 3ins forward signed with the Pilgrims on Tuesday.

Mark Jones.

Mark Jones.

But he told The Standard he spent the best part of a month batting away offers from different teams after he became aware that Jason Lee wanted to bring him to the Jakemans Stadium.

“It came about three weeks ago,” he said.

“Jason Lee just called me to tell me he was interested in me and asked if I had signed with anyone else.

“He said he wanted me to know he was interested.”

Jones, who netted five times in 15 appearances for Blue Square Bet North rivals Corby Town last season - admitted to being flattered by the interest.

And, with so many offers on the table, it was the one he said made him the most ‘excited’.

He continued: “I’m excited about the project, Boston’s a big club.

“Four or five clubs were interested and asked me to sign with them.

“I wouldn’t really like to say (which clubs).

“They dealt with me privately and probably wouldn’t want me to say who they were.”

After signing on the dotted line, the 22-year-old former Deeping Rangers man hopes he can help the Pilgrims taste success next season.

“Boston’s a great club and has some great players and a good manager,” Jones said.

“Hopefully, the time has come for another good season.”

For more from Mark Jones, see the Boston Standard, out Wednesday, or keep logging on to www.bostonstandard.co.uk