JASON Stokes has admitted he can’t begin to properly enjoy life at Boston United – until he scores his first goal.
The Pilgrims winger says he is going through his longest-ever spell as a player without finding the net.
And it is affecting his mood.
“I need goals, they make me happy,” he told The Standard.
“I’d like to get a goal, it’s frustrating at the moment.
“It’s the longest I’ve been as a player without scoring.
“I love creating goals, but I prefer scoring them.”
The winger believes there is no time like the present, and reckons the perfect time to get on the scoresheet would be helping United knock his old foes Tadcaster Albion out of the FA Cup on Saturday (KO 3pm).
Stokes last came up against Northern Counties East League Premier outfit Tadcaster with former club Rossington Main.
And he is no stranger to scoring at 2inspire Park.
He added: “It’ll be great if we can get a result and go on a cup run.
“I’ve played against them when I was at Rossington.
“They were in our league and I always scored when I played there... and I’m due a goal.”
Despite Stokes stating Albion were long-ball merchants whenever he’s faced up against them, manager Jason Lee is expecting to come up against a passing side.
His pals at his old club Arnold Town - who play in the same division as Tadcaster - have been passing on some tips.
Lee said: “A few friends of mine have played against them.
“They’re an attractive football team.
“They try to get it down and play.”
However, one thing affecting that style of play may be Albion’s boggy pitch - which was under water this time last week.
The match is still scheduled to go ahead in Yorkshire, but last week’s freak weather in the north cost Lee a scouting mission.
He continued: “I was on my way to go and watch them last week and their game got called off.
“They’ve had a swimming pool not a pitch.”
Boston United looked set to take Worksop Town striker Massiah McDonald on loan last week.
However, the move fell through and the forward has swicthed to Evo-Stik Northern League Matlock Town.