“I won’t jump ship because Gainsborough are in the play-offs or offer me more money!” Mark Jones pledges his future to Boston United

Mark Jones.
Mark Jones.

Boston United striker Mark Jones has told rivals Gainsborough Trinity he isn’t interested in moving to the Northolme.

The Blues have put in a seven-day approach for the 14-goal forward, and can officially make him an offer today (Wednesday).

But Jones has stated he wants to remain at York Street.

He said: “Boston’s a fantastic club and (ex-boss) Jason Lee signed me to play for the club this season.

“Jason showed great faith in me, as did the chairman, (former assistant) Graham Hyde, Graham Drury, the lads, the fans.

“I wouldn’t want to turn my back on that.

“I don’t want to be one of those players who jumps ship just because they (Trinity) are in the play-offs, or because a bit of cash comes flying at you.

“I want to come here and play for my shirt.”

Trinity currently sit in the Blue Square Bet North play-off spots, with United just off the pace.

But manager Drury has told Jones he would be wrong to leave.

He said: “Jones can be a big part of the starting XI here.

“I want him here, I want him playing and I want him scoring goals.

“Just look around the place, you walk into the car park and it’s a proper football club.

“You walk into Gainsborough and there’ll be 300 or 400 fans.

“We’re doubling that, hopefully it’ll be treble.”