Boston United striker accepts ‘unbelievable offer’ to join rivals

Mark Jones
Mark Jones

Striker Mark Jones is set to leave Boston United for bitter rivals Gainsborough Trinity.

It is understood the 23-year-old, who was not under contract at the Pilgrims, has agreed terms with the Blues on a deal until the end of the 2013-14 season.

United boss Graham Drury told the club’s official website Jones had received an ‘unbelievable offer’. He even admitted to offering Jones more money to stay at York Street, but the Pilgrims were unable to compete with their neighbours.

He added: “We support the lad with the decision he has made, which is understandable given the fact he is not working away from football at the moment.”

After learning the Blues had put in a seven day approach last week, Jones told fans: “I don’t want to be one of those players who jumps ship just because they (Trinity) are in the play-offs, or because a bit of cash comes flying at you. I want to come here and play for my shirt.”

Trinity currently sit fourth (having played three games fewer than United) in the the Blue Square Bet North – with Boston in ninth.

Jones has scored 14 goals for Uniteed.