Boston United have launched a bid to bring Liam Agnew back to the Jakemans Stadium.
Manager Dennis Greene confirmed that he has made enquiries to Sunderland about the 19-year-old returning for a second loan spell.
However, Greene realises that the ball is very much in the Premier League club’s court.
“We’re still monitoring Aggers, but it depends on where they want him to go this year - if they want him to go a step higher to steady his progression,” he said.
“It’s down to them. It depends whether they think another six months at Conference North level will help him with his development or whether they want to test him higher.”
Agnew - who made 18 appearances and scored two goals for United last season, and has since signed a two-year pro contract with Sunderland - could be set to return to the Jakemans Stadium for Saturday’s friendly match against the Black Cats.
“We’ll speak to Robbie (Stockdale, youth team coach) when he comes down on Saturday and see what they re looking for him to do,” Greene added.
Fellow former loanee David Ferguson could also be part of the travelling squad.
Ex-Pilgrims reserve team boss Glen Maddison has been named as the new United under 21s manager, with Allan Ross on board as the team’s coach.