Marrs landing! Sunderland youngster Liam can’t wait to make his home Boston United debut

Liam Marrs.
Liam Marrs.
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Liam Marrs says he can’t wait to make his home debut for Boston United.

The Pilgrims host Colwyn Bay in Skrill North action on Saturday (KO 3pm), before travelling to face Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday (7.45pm).

And the 20-year-old right back - who has joined the Pilgrims on loan from Premier League Sunderland for a two-month spell - is eager for more action.

“I’ve never played at Boston before and I known they’ve been a big club over the years,” Marrs told The Standard.

“I can’t wait to make my home debut.”

Marrs was an unused substitute for Paolo Di Canio’s Black Cats at the tail end of last season, but made his senior debut during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Brackley Town.

The youngster, who has been at the Stadium of Light since he was 12, will continue to train full time in the north east during the week.

United manager Dennis Greene first spotted Marrs when he was managr of Histon last summer. Greene’s former Wycombe Wanderers boss Martin O’Neill brought a Sunderland XI to face the Stutes in pre-season, and the full back caught the eye.

Marrs admits that he hopes his future lies with Sunderland, but won’t rule out action elsewhere, adding: “It’s my hope (to play for Sunderland). But if that doesn’t happen then that’s why I’ve come on loan, to get my face noticed and seen.”