“We’re a proper club!” Boston United boss Drury pokes fun at Gainsborough Trinity after Mark Jones approach

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Boston United manager Graham Drury has taken a swipe at county rivals Gainsborough Trinity - stating: “We’re a proper club.”

Drury made his comments after it was revealed the Blues have put in a seven-day approach for Pilgrims striker Mark Jones.

Asked about why Jones should want to stay at York Street, the manager said: “Just look around the place, you walk into the car park and it’s a proper football club.

“You walk into Gainsborough and there’s 300 or 400 there.

“We’re doubling that, hopefully trebling that.”

Drury also had a backhanded pop at Trinity’s big spending.

He said: “If it’s about money he’ll go, because they’ll double his wages.

“It’ll be down to what Mark Jones wants.”

Fortunately, for the amber and black fans, Jones has suggested he wants to stay with Boston.

After scoring his 14th of the campaign, as Boston beat Colwyn Bay 1-0, Jones said: “I haven’t spoken to Gainsborough. That’s how it is.

“Boston’s a fantastic club and Jason Lee signed me here to play for the club this season.

“The chairman’s shown faith in me. The lads, the fans, they’ve all been great to me and I wouldn’t want to turn my back on that.”