Can Boston United hold on to Sunderland keeper Joel Dixon?

Joel Dixon.
Joel Dixon.

Goalkeeper Joel Dixon’s loan spell with the Boston United will come to an end following Saturday’s home clash against Bradford Park Avenue - and the Pilgrims are looking into whether it is possible to keep the Sunderland under 21s keeper with the club.

“We’ve got to work out whether it’s possible,” said manager Dennis Greene.

“We’ll find out and then we’ll address it.”

Black Cat Dixon has had two short-term spells with United this season, but the deadline for taking players on long-term loans until the end of the campaign ended when the transfer window closed.

Rules state that short-term loans can last for up to 92 days.

Dixon’s first stint with the club came before his 21st birthday, meaning it was classed as work experience, rather than a loan.

This would suggest his time with Boston may be able to be extended by a handful of weeks if his parent club are willing to play ball.

Dixon has made 18 appearances for United this term, keeping two clean sheets.

With the youngster between the sticks, Boston have won seven matches, drawn a further seven contests and lost just four times.