Jason Alexander wants to make the Boston United number one spot his own.
The 18-year-old keeper made his debut during Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to Solihull Moors.
And despite the frustration of picking the ball out of his net four times, Alexander still claimed the man of the match champage after impressing with a number of good saves.
“I want to be the best I can and be the number one man,” admitted the 6ft 7ins stopper, who has since signed a one-year contract with the club.
“The lads have welcomed me to the squad and it feels like home.
“The lads in the changing room all feel they can turn it around.”
Alexander was given his chance in midweek after Henrich Ravas, who began the season in goal, was away on international duty with the Slovakian under 19s squad.
The big stopper linked up with the Pilgrims in the summer, taking his place between the sticks for the friendly contest at Worksop.
He was once part of the Chesterfield youth set up but spent the past two seasons at the Synergy Sports Academy, where he combined sports with education.
But he says the bottle of bubbly meant nothing to him due to the manner in which it was received.
“It’s no consolation whatsoever,” he said. “I’d rather have the points.”
Alexander will now be hoping to be giving a starting place as the Pilgrims host Gloucester City at the Jakemans Stadium on Saturday (KO 3pm).
Boston did the double over the Tigers last season.
David Fallah and Conner Robinson were on target last September when the Pilgrims claimed a 2-0 victory in Lincolnshire.
This was followed by the tight 1-0 win at Whaddon Road in March, where Mark Jones’ late strike settled the contest.