Manager Jason Lee has warned his strikers their places in the Boston United team aren’t safe... after Charley Sanders scored his first senior goal
The 17-year-old smashed home a stoppage-time finish to ensure a safe passage in to the the FA Trophy first round for the Pilgrims on Saturday.
With Boston 2-1 up against 10-man Colwyn Bay, the substitute controlled a pass from Marc Newsham, before blasting a low effort beyond Chris Sanna from 12 yards out.
“I like him. He’s only 17 but he’s big and he’s strong,” said Lee.
“A lot of kids don’t grow in to their body until late in life. But he’s got that aggression and I love that.
“Mark Jones and Spencer (Weir-Daley) might have to have a little look over their shoulders.
“If we can get 100 games from him at this club then great.”
Newsham scored the Pilgrims’ other goals in the 3-1 victory over the Seagulls.
He has been impressed with what he’s seen of the teenager.
He said: “He has a no-fear attitude.
“He’s come into training and he’s not been bothered about putting himself about, against anyone really.
“You could see (on the pitch) he’s strong and physical.
“That’s his game and the gaffer loves that.
“When you put young players in, it’s about being able to cope physically, as well as mentally.
“He’s got the ability and he’s a good finisher.
“He’s put one away and I’m happy for him.”
Weir-Daley and Ben Fairclough will both be suspended for Saturday’s match against Guiseley.
But Sanders is expected to compete with Newsham, Jones and Korey-Dyer Stewart for a place up front.