Keeper Ravas joins Boston United

Henrich Ravas.
Henrich Ravas.

Teenage goalkeeper Henrich Ravas has joined Boston United.

The Slovakian - who has recently been called up to his country’s under 19 squad - has impressed Dennis Greene between the sticks during pre-season and in the Lincs Senior Cup contest against Lincoln City, in which he kept a clean sheet before the penalty shoot-out defeat.

And today, the Pilgrims have announced he has penned a loan deal with the club and looks set to be their number one this season.

Ravas, who has played for FK Senica and Spartak Myjava in Slovakia, turns 18 on August 16.

He has joined on loan from Peterborough United, along with forward Jack Friend.

Greene has likened Ravas to former loanee keeper Max Stryjek, a Polish youth internation on the books of Sunderland.

“He’s sort of like another Max in a sense - a mad, crazy Slovakian,” he said.

“We had a mad Polish one last year.

“He’s 6ft 4 ins and he’s going to be pretty eccentric.

“I like that, they (Ravas and Stryjek) take a bit of risk.

“He’s come out his box a couple of times and cleared things, he’s willing to take a risk.

“I like that about goalkeepers, when they’re staying on the line and the backline’s been broken (it allows the opposition to) just pass it into an empty goal.

“I don’t mind people taking that risk to clear the danger.

“He’s very professional and ambitious.”

Ravas could pull on the number one jersey for the National League curtain raiser at Stockport County on Saturday (KO 3pm).