Gainsborough Trinity make approach for Boston United striker Mark Jones
Graham Drury hopes Mark Jones stays at Boston United for footballing reasons after Gainsborough Trinity made a move for the highly-rated striker.
Trinity have submitted a seven-day approach for Jones, who is expected to hold talks with United's county rivals this week.
Pilgrims boss Drury admits Boston cannot compete with the financial clout of Trinity chairman Peter Swann.
However, he still hopes Jones remains at the Jakemans Stadium, where he has become a popular figure after netting 14 goals so far this season.
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"If it's about money he'll go, there's no doubt about that because they'll double his wages," admitted Drury.
"The decision is Mark's, but I'll try and keep him at the football club. It's going to be down to what Mark Jones wants at the end of the day.
"Just looked around the place (Boston). When you walk into the car park you can see it's a proper football club, at Gainsborough there are 300 or 400 (fans). We double that, or can treble it if we're on a winning run.
"The fans respect what Mark does and they like him as a player.
"But money is a big factor in life these days and it will be no different for Mark Jones.
"I'd advise him to listen what they've got to say, just like I did when Boston wanted to speak to me.
"He's got to make the right decision for Mark Jones. If he makes the right decision for footballing reasons, he'll stay at Boston United.
"If financially he needs to do it, he'll go, it's as simple as that."
Jones scored the only goal as Boston returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Colwyn Bay in Blue Square Bet North today.
Meanwhile, Trinity booked a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy with a superb 2-1 victory over Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Tamworth.