Sands sets sights on grabbing goals for Boston United

John Sands.
John Sands.

John Sands believes he can score the goals to fire Boston United to glory.

The striker - who made his Pilgrims debut during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Corby Town - came close to opening his account at the weekend, before making his first start in last night’s 2-1 reverse at Worcester City.

But now he is hungry to find the back of the net regularly.

“I had a few chances when I came on and I’m a bit gutted I didn’t get one, but at least I got in the positions,” Sands said.

“You can’t be scared, you’ve got to get out there and do what you do.

“That’s what I did and I got a couple of chances.

“I think I’ll do alright.”

The 28-year-old - a former Bury Town, Canvey Island and Chelmsford City forward - agreed to join the Pilgrims from Ryman Premier highflyers Leiston after moving to Lincolnshire.

In total, 20 of Boston’s 35 goals have come from striker Dayle Southwell (13) and defender Carl Piergianni (seven).

Now Sands hopes he can offer another threat in front of goal.

“The club’s a great club and they want to go somewhere,” he continued.

“It’s a great stadium and the fans are great.

“Hopefully I can be a hit here and do well.”

Sands also admits that Dennis Greene’s attacking philosophy may also bring the best out in him.

“That is something I thrive on,” he said.

“I looked at it the other night (the 3-3 draw with Harrogate) and thought ‘this is me’ - attacking football, putting balls in the box.

“I’ll get goals here, I don’t doubt that.”