Boston United striker Mark Jones wants to get one over former club Gainsborough Trinity

Jones in action for United against Gainsborough.
Jones in action for United against Gainsborough.

Mark Jones admits he would love to find the net against his old club Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday - but the Boston United forward is adamant that his sights are firmly set on a promotion push rather than one-upmanship.

Jones’ first spell with the Pilgrims ended when he moved north to county rivals Trinity in 2013.

Mark Jones scores for Trinity against Boston.

Mark Jones scores for Trinity against Boston.

But the striker’s time at the Northolme wasn’t a particularly happy or prolific period for the striker, who later admitted he regretted making the switch.

Now Jones is back at the Jakemans Stadium and he hopes he can continue his rich vein of scoring form against his former employers.

“To score a couple of goals against them would be nice, I didn’t score many goals there at all,” said Jones.

“To score a couple may prove a few people wrong.

Grant Roberts.

Grant Roberts.

“This game’s massive and on paper it looks winnable, but they’ll be up for it.

“We just need to capitalise on our form.”

Jones, Grant Roberts and Marc Newsham are all former Blues on Boston’s books, with Roberts making the switch mid season and flourishing with United after being told he was surplus to requirements at Trinity.

While all three would love to show their former club what they’re missing, Jones says there is much more at stake than county rivalry.

He added: “Gainsborough at home, my old club - I’ll just take it as it comes really.

“Hopefully, I’ll be fit, injury free and ready to start.

“We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing and taking each game as it comes.

“It’s not all about me, it’s not all about Grant.

“It’s one for the fans as well, but the three points is the most important thing.”

United drew 1-1 at Trinity earlier this season with Scott Garner on target.

Boston won last season’s league meeting at the Jakemans Stadium 6-0.