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Boston United: Player Spotlight

Posted by Christopher Dow
Posted on Fri 27 Jul 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will face Boston United at the MBi Shay Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in our final pre-season game.

We have a look at one of the players who may face us tomorrow:

Summer signing Jonny Margetts is one of ten new summer signings for the Pilgrims this summer as they look to push for promotion in the upcoming National League North campaign.

Jonny Margetts, only twenty-four years old has already seen himself go out on loan 8 times and Boston United become his fifth parent club and fourth in less than 2 years.

Born in Pontefract, South Yorkshire, Margetts was signed by Hull City and graduated through their youth academy and in 2012 signed his first professional contract with the club. In 2014 he was sent out on loan to Gainsborough Trinity, where he played thirteen times and scored ten goals. That season also seen him play for Harrogate town where he scored two goals in six appearances before going back out on loan to Gainsborough scoring another two goals in seven more games.

This seen the young striker gain attention from bigger clubs and secured himself a move to Tranmere Rovers after a successful trial period where the striker scored five times in three games. In the November of 2015 Jonny was again sent out on loan to National League North side Stockport County scoring four goals in six games for the Greater Manchester outfit. Two more loans in-between a stagnated period of zero playing time at the Birkenhead club saw him score four goals in nine games between National League sides Altrincham and Southport. In Margetts short spell at the Wirral club he made ten appearances and netting twice. It was not enough to secure an extension on his one-year contract.

The striker found without a club once more didn’t find it hard to secure another deal after another successful trial period at this time Lincoln City on July 14th, he was eagerly anticipating playing first team football, which seemed to have cost him as in his opening seven games for the Imps he netted five times, gaining the attention of League One side Scunthorpe United who he then signed for on Deadline day August 31st the same summer.

Jonny Margetts signed a two-year contract at Glanford Park and scored on his debut against Shrewsbury Town in the EFL Trophy, he went on to play two games for the League One side before they loaned him back to Lincoln City for the rest of the season in January, but by this time the Imps had seen themselves challenging for the National League title and only played in two games as Lincoln went on to win the title.

So, in such a short period of time the 24-year-old has failed to secure himself regular first team football despite a very impressive goal scoring record of 30 goals in 70 games. Boston United hope to have secured themselves the key to promotion, only if Jonny can keep his fine form going throughout a whole season.

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