Burrow wants to live the dream in FA Cup

Jordan Burrow.
Jordan Burrow.
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JORDAN Burrow hopes to fulfil a lifelong ambition on Saturday... as he dreams of scoring a winning goal in the FA Cup.

The 19-year-old loanee made an instant impact at Boston United as he marked his debut by heading home the winner as the Pilgrims beat Droylsden 2-1 on Saturday.

But after announcing his arrival in the Blue Square Bet North, Chesterfield striker Burrow is now turning his attentions to the FA Cup, with Boston hosting Kidsgrove Athletic.

“It’s my first ever game in the competition and I’m really looking forward to it,” said first-year professional Burrow, who has been given permission to play by his parent club.

“As a kid growing up you watch the FA Cup on TV and hope you can play in it one day and score goals.

“It will be special. We’re hoping we can get a run going.”

A second qualifying round home tie against Evo-Stik Division One Kidsgrove may be a far cry from the FA Cup finals at Wembley and the Millennium Stadium that Burrow grew up watching.

But victory would prove important for the Pilgrims as they look to keep up momentum with their third consecutive win.

Plus the cash prizes which come with each success will be welcomed in the boardroom as the club look to break even for the first time since the threat of liquidation raised its head.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash (KO 3pm), United have bolstered their squad with the arrival of former Nottingham Forest defender Craig Armstrong.

The 36-year-old agreed a deal on Sunday.

“He is a utility player and has agreed to join us — so it provides us with a lot options,” said manager Lee Canoville.

“He trained on Thursday, watched the game on Saturday and agreed to sign afterwards.

“We are very happy to have him on board.”

Last night Armstrong was set to play alongside his new teammates in a behind-closed-doors match against United’s Reserves.

Armstrong has also turned out for Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City, Gillingham and Grimsby Town, as well as a number of other clubs.

He became a free agent after leaving Eastwood Town, where he began the season as player-manager.

Should a replay be required, the match will be played at the Seddon Stadium on Tuesday. The third qualifying round draw will take place on Monday.