Graham Drury says Gainsborough Trinity target Mark Jones has a big role to play at Boston United
Graham Drury is set to hand Mark Jones a more prominant role in his side if the striker rejects Gainsborough Trinity to stay with Boston United.
FA Trophy quarter-finalists Trinity are free to talk to Jones on Wednesday after submitting a seven-day approach for the Pilgrims forward, who netted his 14th goal of the season in Saturday's 1-0 win over Colwyn Bay.
It was only Jones' second start under Drury, who insists he has been assesssing his squad since joining Boston from Stamford last month.
Now Drury says he is ready to start the in-form frontman on a regular basis if he turns down Trinity.
"I asked him to prove to me he wanted to play for Boston United and he put in a great shift," said Drury, who managed Jones at Corby Town.
"I'm hoping it's not his last game in Boston colours. The fans may be asking why he hasn't played more often, but I know what Jones is about.
"When you come to a new team, you have to find out what the others are about and he has been a victim of circumstances.
"It's my job to assess the other players. We've done that now and we've seen that Jones can be a big part of the starting XI.
"I want to keep him at the football club, I want him playing week in, week out and I want him scoring goals."