Defensive duo join United as Roberts extends his stay

Kalern Thomas and Herve Pepe-Ngoma.

Kalern Thomas and Herve Pepe-Ngoma.

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Boston United have added to their defensive options wiith the arrival of Kalern Thomas and Herve Pepe-Ngoma.

Last week The Standard revealed that Dennis Greene was set to swoop for the two young defenders.

And the Pilgrims boss is delighted with his seventh and eighth additions of the summer.

“They are both good young players with lots of potential,” he said.

“They give us options at the back and they both have the ability to go on and be big players for Boston.”

Thomas, 22, spent last season in the National League North with Corby Town.

Twenty-year-old Pepe-Ngoma was a trainee with Leicester City and has first-team experience with Corby and Kettering Town.

A goalkeeper remains top of Greene’s wish list ahead of the new season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Grant Roberts will remain at the Jakemans Stadium after the 25-year-old penned a one-year deal extension.

However, two players definitely not staying are defender Zak Mills and former skipper Scott Garner.

Mills has signed a two-year contract with League Two Grimsby Town while Garner has penned a deal with National League North rivals FC Halifax Town.

Greene has also revealed that a handful of trialists have agreed to link up with the club in pre-season.

The manager is once again looking for young players keen to impress who he believes can make the step-up.