Marc Newsham wants to be Boston United’s top scorer... again

Marc Newsham.
Marc Newsham.
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BOSTON United will have no trouble finding the back of the net this season.

That is the opinion of Marc Newsham.

After finishing last term as the club’s leading scorer with 21 goals to his name, he believes the depth of talent in attack is better than 12 months ago.

Back then, Newsham was in competition with Mikel Suarez, Mickey Stones and Julian Joachim for a starting berth in attack.

After wholesale changes last campaign, Newsham is looking forward to rekindling his understanding with strikers Spencer Weir-Daley and Ben Fairclough.

And the signing of Mark Jones from Corby offers another dimension, as does the possible availability of manager and target man Jason Lee.

“We’ve got strength in depth,” Newsham said.

“Anyone of us four can play in a two or three.

“The competition can only be good for the side.

“If someone’s not doing it they will be pulled out.

“So we’ll all work hard and the manager will pick team as he wants to go.

“It’s part and parcel of football.”

Newsham was full of praise for his teammates’ ability.

He continued: “Jona (Jones) has come in and done very well and looked lively.

“Me, Spence and Ben had an understanding and that’s carried on in pre-season.

“It’s given us competition for places and we’re all excited.”

Last season, Lee gave Newsham a target of 20 competitive goals, which he beat by one.

With a hat-trick and brace in the Lincs Senior Shield to his name already, Newsham expects his total will increase this campaign as he already has five competitve finishes.

He added: “The manager’s not said anything about totals at the minute, but I’m sure we’ll discuss that before the opening game.

“My aim is just to score as many goals as I can.

“I’m happy with the goals I’ve scored already.

“Scoring early on gives you confidence.”