Pilgrim believes Blues will progress - Boston United’s new boy has no ill will towards Gainsborough

Gainsborough Trinity FC v Chorley, pictured is Grant Roberts
Gainsborough Trinity FC v Chorley, pictured is Grant Roberts
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Gainsborough Trinity have been tipped to avoid the drop, by a player who has just left the Blues for their biggest rivals.

Midfielder Grant Roberts has left the Martin and Co Arena for Boston United, having falling out of favour with Trinity boss Steve Housham.

But the new Pilgrim harbours no ill feeling towards his old club.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Housh and Stampy and the lads there, they’re a great set of lads.”

“I had a period at Gainsborough where I wasn’t playing as much as I’d like, playing out of position. But they spoke to me at Boston and brought me in.

“I was disappointed to leave, but I wasn’t playing, and when I was playing it was sort of out of position.”

Roberts believes Trinity will haul themselves clear of relegation trouble in the Conference North, despite a poor run of form – losing their last three.

He added: “The lads at Gainsborough have struggled with the size of the squad, they didn’t have a great budget and I think that’s the only reason they’re struggling.”

“I’m sure they’ll pick up results and they’ll stay clear of relegation.”

Trinity travel to Gloucester City on Saturday.