JACOB Joyce is the perfect replacement for Jordan Burrow.
That is the opinion of Boston United manager Lee Canoville, who moved to bring in the 18-year-old striker on work experience from Peterborough United.
And now Canoville thinks his new acquisition can fill the void left by Burrow, whose loan spell from parent club Chesterfield came to an end after he made 11 appearances and grabbed two matchwinning goals.
“He’s very similar to Jordan, who did very well for us,” said Canoville, describing Joyce’s attributes.
“He’s young, likes to get in behind the defence and get goals.
“He’s a good addition to our squad.”
Joyce was an unused substitute for last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Guiseley.
Canoville said he didn’t want to throw the youngster in at the deep end against the Lions, after he had only trained once with his Pilgrims teammates.
However, after a week of preparation together, Canoville believes Joyce may be in with a chance of seeing action against Eastwood Town tomorrow (KO 3pm).
He’s also suggested Joyce could make a good parter for manager Jason Lee.
He added: “The boys will be in training and we’ll get more time with them before the game on Monday.
“It’ll be good to get them together. We’ll be working hard before Eastwood.
“Jacob can get to know his teammates and work with Jason, he can learn a lot from him.”
Joyce is no stranger to the Blue Square Bet North, having been on loan at Hinckley this term.
He played eight times and scored twice, both goals coming in the 3-3 FA Cup clash against Leek Town.
However, his final match for Hinckley saw him play the last 65 minutes in goal as a replacement for injured keeper Dan Haystead.
However, Joyce did keep a clean sheet as his side held leaders Hyde to a 0-0 draw.