Boston United boss Dennis Greene says he knew he wanted to keep Mark Jones at the club by the way the striker has stood up to be counted.
The forward signed paperwork to extend his loan at the Jakemans Stadium until the end of the season last night.
Jones is yet to find the net in 16 appearances since joining the club on what was an initial three-month loan spell from Spalding United in October, a far cry from his first stint at the club in the 2011-12 season, where he scored 14 times in 29 appearances.
But the 25-year-old’s all-round performances, workrate and link-up play have convinced Greene that Jones belongs very much in his plans.
“He’s done great,” Greene told The Standard.
“It’s quite astonishing how well he has played considering he hasn’t scored a goal.
“Most players would be looking for somewhere to hide if that happened to them. But Jona has been playing really well for us, his performances have been great and he’s brought a lot to the team.
“He’s someone we want at the club.”
Meanwhile, Conor Marshall has agreed to join Belper Town on loan.
The Pilgrims midfielder - who can also play as a full back or central defender - will link up with the Nailers for a month.
Belper currently sit bottom of the Evo-Stik Premier.
Last night a Boston United side beat Lincoln City 2-1 in a friendly at the Jakemans Stadium.
Kaine Felix and Scott Garner scored for the Pilgrims.