‘Massive desire’ to be a champion

HAPPY TO RETURN: Ollie Pinner is back at Holbeach. Photo: TIM WILSON
HAPPY TO RETURN: Ollie Pinner is back at Holbeach. Photo: TIM WILSON
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Ollie Pinner feels hungry for success as Holbeach United.

The 30-year-old midfielder has returned to Carter’s Park and set his sights on helping the Tigers’ championship bid next season.

Pinner started last term at Holbeach but went back to Boston Town towards the end of the campaign.

He said: “Tom Roberts – who is my Sunday manager at Pinchbeck United and the assistant at Holbeach – sent me a couple of messages but I wondered if he was just being kind in asking me to come back.

“Then the manager Darren Jarvis gave me a call, we had a good chat and he told me that he has always wanted to work with me.

“He made me feel wanted and I’ve still got that massive desire to win the UCL title.

“Next season I believe we have got a group of players who can achieve that.

“There are more locally-based lads than we had last season and that makes a huge difference with a real bond between close mates.

“To be honest I was very close to not playing for the time being because I’ve got two young daughters and I felt I could take or leave football.

“When Darren rang me last week and told me what he wanted to do with this team, I got that hunger back.

“At the moment I’m at a stage where I want to focus completely on the league because I really want to get a winner’s medal!

“Last season John Chand and Graham Drury were very keen on winning the FA Vase as well.

“Of course it would be nice to do the double and playing at Wembley is always a dream for any player.

“Hopefully we could have a good cup run but we want to be on top of the league.”