Going the distance! Keeper Urwin willing the clock up the miles to become Boston United’s number one

Matt Urwin.
Matt Urwin.

Matt Urwin says he is ready to be a number one hit.

The goalkeeper, currently on trial at Boston United, wants to earn a deal at the Jakemans Stadium and start playing regular football.

Urwin, 22, has been on the books of both Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City, but apart from a loan spell at Stalybridge Celtic, the stopper has not played the amount of first-team football he desires.

Now the free agent is hoping to get himself noticed between the sticks with Boston United in the National League North.

“The way you get recognised is by playing games,” said Urwin, who declared himself ‘100 per cent’ behind the idea of signing a deal with the Pilgrims.

“I’ve played in this league before with Stalybridge, but hopefully now I can get a whole season under my belt.

“There’s no better club to come to in the league, that’s for sure.

“I’ve really enjoyed it so far.”

Urwin is based in Poulton - a few miles from the Pilgrims’ league rivals AFC Fylde - and actually lives closer to all but three of United’s 21 National League opponents (although Brackley and Corby are further away than Boston, neither is greater than two miles more from the keeper’s home).

But the keeper believes the 360-mile round trip would be worth making regularly to be part of Dennis Greene’s squad.

“It’s one of the bigger clubs, if not the biggest club, in the league,” Urwin added.

“I’m really enjoying myself and training’s really good.

“It’s all been worth it so far.”