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Joseph on target for England training camp

Joseph Nichols is a familiar face in Boston's Central Park, where he has worked four days a week for more than ten years as a volunteer gardener.

But Joseph has a hidden talent which he hopes will take him all the way to the England football squad's training camp.

Joseph, who has a learning disability, is a defender with Boston United's Positive Pilgrims who are playing in the FA Disability Cup.

The 32-year-old has been a football fan all his life and a Pilgrim's season ticket holder for the past ten years, attending all home games where he always stands in the same place with his same group of supporters.

He said: "I love being outdoors, which is why I like working in Central Park and playing football. If we get through to the FA Disability Cup final we will play at the England training camp. That would be a great experience for us all."

Positive Pilgrims play their first FA Disability Cup game on Sunday, February 23, at home at The Jakemans Stadium, kick-off at 1.30pm when they meet Communications Specialist College from Doncaster in the northern section first round.

The Positive Pilgrims won the northern section in 2012-2013 - before suffering defeat to Plymouth Argyle in the grand final at St George's Park.

On the ball - Joseph gets in a spot of training during his lunch break in Central Park

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