Massiah McDonald wants to carve out a career at Boston United - but he knows he’ll have to bide his time.
The winger joined the club on loan from Conference Premier Alfreton last week, making his debut off the bench as the Pilgrims swept aside Guiseley.
But after playing his part in the Pilgrims’ 5-1 victory, he thinks the scoreline may work against him in the short term.
“After that performance it’ll be difficult to get into that starting XI,” said McDonald who would love to make the line-up ahead of Saturday’s home match against Stockport County (KO 3pm).
“When the gaffer does give me the nod I’ll be willing to play.
“You can’t drop people when you’re winning 5-1, it doesn’t make sense.”
Ironically, the former Grantham Town, King’s Lynn and Buxton player made the move to Boston to get more game time.
But he is confident he can take his chance when it comes.
“Every club I’ve been to I’ve scored goals at,” added the well-travelled attacker.
“I do want to settle.
“I’m 24 and want to be playing every week. If Alfreton want me to stay out on loan then I’m more than happy to be at Boston, more than happy.”
McDonald almost linked up with the Pilgrims in pre-season, and was once in talks to join the club under former manager Jason Lee.
And he admits playing for Boston has always been something of a wish.
He said: “People still highlight Boston as one of the biggest clubs in non-league.
“Boston are a club that’s been in league football, and there’s not many clubs in the Conference who can say they’ve been in league football.
“Everyone knows Boston should be in league football, or a minumum in the Conference.
“It’s a great club to be at, the stadium, fans and lads that are here as well - a top bunch of lads.”