“It’s the Holy Grail of English football!” Ross Fitzsimons wants to fulfil Wembley ambitions with Boston United

Pilgrims kick off FA Trophy campaign at Evesham...
Ross Fitzsimons. Photo: Oliver AtkinRoss Fitzsimons. Photo: Oliver Atkin
Ross Fitzsimons. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Ross Fitzsimons wants to fulfil his Wembley ambitions with Boston United.

The Pilgrims kick off their FA Trophy campaign at Evesham United tomorrow (KO 7.45pm).

With the final held at the world-famous stadium, former Notts County keeper Fitzsimons would love to put a successful run together and earn the chance to play at the home of the England national team.

“It’s obviously every player’s dream to play at Wembley, it’s the Holy Grail of English football,” he said.

“We’ll take it game by game and get as close as we can.”

Fitzsimons reached the last 16 of the competition with National League South Chelmsford City in 2017, only for his Clarets side - which also featured ex-Pilgrim Anthony Church - to be knocked out 4-1 by Tranmere Rovers.

“I’ve had a few goes at it,” Fitzsimons said of the Trophy.

“When I was playing at this level, before I went to Notts, we ended up getting to play against Tranmere.

“I’ve got a bit of experience in this competition, hopefully I can add that to the team.”

Boston boss Craig Elliott has echoed Fitzsimons’ words, stating he wants to put a winning run together in the competition.

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