MAN-of-the-moment Adam Boyd has revealed he wants to see out his playing days at Hartlepool United after enjoying a renaissance few people expected, writes CRAIG HOPE.
The 28-year-old has now scored in all four of Pools’ away matches this season, the latest a stunning volley during Saturday’s 2-1 win at Carlisle United.
Boyd’s resurrection from reserve-team outcast to first-team regular has been an impressive one.
Handed a career lifeline of a contract extension back in May, the Pools-born ace took it upon himself to begin pre-season training before the rest of his colleagues and how his hometown club are reaping the rewards of that now.
And Boyd has never been happier, telling SportMail today he is determined to enjoy another six years at Victoria Park.
“I said when I signed two years ago my view was to spend the rest of my career here,” said League One’s third-top goalscorer.
“I said to my missus and the family that we’re coming home now and this is it.
“So I’ve got to keep on working hard because the aim is still to make it last until I’m 35.
“This is where I want to play my football. It’s my hometown team and that makes it extra special when we’re doing well and you’re in the side.
“I’m loving it right now and long may that continue.”
Boyd’s fitness has underpinned his revival and the striker has praised the training-ground methods of boss Mick Wadsworth.
“To be fair to Mick, everything is football-based,” he added.
“A lot of the stuff I’ve been doing is high intensity and it’s been difficult, but that’s good.
“I said all along that if I’m in good shape, training well and in the team then I’m confident I’ll score goals.”
FULL story in Tuesday’s Mail ...