Boston United manager backs Jay Rollins

Jay Rollins.
Jay Rollins.

Jay Rollins is yet to reach his full potential, says Dennis Greene.

The Boston United boss has likened his summer signing to Kaine Felix, who arrived at the Jakemans Stadium 12 months earlier and saw his performances improve dramatically through regular football.

And now he believes that with a little polish, Rollins is the latest rough diamond who can sparkle.

“He reminds me of Kaine Felix so much,” Greene told The Standard.

“He’s a bit raw at times and the end product ain’t always there, but he always looks a threat.

“As Kaine went on, his final product got better and that’ll come with Jay.”

One of Greene’s main summer targets was an additional winger, and now with Rollins, Felix and Jamie McGhee he has three very different wide men to pick from.

While Felix’s lightning quick pace is his strongest weapon and McGhee relies on his clever movement and guile with the ball, Rollins has the power to bully his way past opponents - and Greene is happy to have a different options out wide.

“Jay’s very brave for a winger,” he added.

“He’s working hard at his game and we knew when we got him we could have something decent there.

“It’s proving to be.

“He’s doing very well for us.”