Can Marc Newsham make it a magnificent seven at Boston United?

Marc Newsham.
Marc Newsham.

Marc Newsham would love to extend his time with Boston United into a magnificent seventh season.

The striker’s campaign has been affected by a longstanding knee injury, which left him sidelined for 16 matches as his rehabilitation took longer than was first expected.

And that has left the second year of his current contract up in the air.

A stipulation in the deal he signed last summer stated that making 30 appearances this campaign would trigger a second year of the deal.

However, with ther striker having chalked up 14 appearances with 13 games left to go this season, he won’t reach that landmark.

But Newsham says he would still love to remain with the Pilgrims.

“I’ve been here six years and I’d like to stay,” the forward added.

“That’s up to gaffer. We’ve not spoken about anything and we’ll wait until the end of the season and see what happens.

“I’m really happy here, I always have been.

“I’d like to stay.”

After leaving boyhood club Rotherham United - where he made 48 appearances, scoring seven times - in 2009, Boston has been Newsham’s only permanent home.

And he admits that pulling on any other club’s shirt would be a strange feeling.

“It would be weird,” he said. “Especially if I came back here.

“But that’s for the end of the season, we’ll talk then.

“Right now we need to concentrate on this season and pull together as a squad.

“There’s competition for places and we’re going to need the whole squad before the end of the season.”