Suarez hopes promotion will be no tall order for United

Mikel Suarez.
Mikel Suarez.

MIKEL Suarez is determined to finish the season with another promotion medal in his trophy cabinet.

Two seasons ago the 6’4” striker was spraying champagne and dancing on the turf at Bradford Park Avenue after the Pilgrims won the UniBond Premier play-off final.

But last season was a different story.

Surplus to requirement at York Street, Suarez joined Worksop Town, only to return as a fan and watch United’s hopes of back-to-back promotions ended following a heartbreaking penalty shoot-out defeat to Guiseley.

However, new managers Jason Lee and Lee Canoville have offered the target man a return to the Jakemans Stadium, and Suarez is determined to learn from his experiences.

“I was gutted that Boston didn’t win promotion last season, and gutted I wasn’t involved at the time,” he said.

“But now we want to go one better and win the league or the play-offs this season.”

The Bilbao-born forward says he is spurred on more than ever after being given a second ride on the Pilgrims’ ship, realising he didn’t know what he had until it was gone.

He added: “In football, Boston was all I really knew.

“I had played at Loughborough University, which had good facilities, and then Boston.

“I had a good time at Worksop, but it wasn’t until I went there that I realised Boston has something other clubs don’t.

“The club’s run differently and it’s good to be back. I was desperate to come back.”

After an up-and-down pre-season, Suarez can now go into Saturday’s full of confidence as his winner at Gainsborough in the Lincs Senior Shield saw him grab his first goals since his return.

“It was a goal, a winning goal and a competitive goal, so I’m happy,” he said.

“The other strikers were scoring so I wanted to get one as well.

“It’s always a good feeling.”