Dennis Greene believes that Duran Reynolds will give Boston United further defensive options.
The Pilgrims have struck a deal to sign the centre back, who can also play as a full back.
Reynolds spent last season with Conference North rivals Barrow, even scoring a header against the Pilgrims during the 4-4 draw in Cumbria.
United manager Dennis Greene thought his hopes of signing the Skegness-based 22-year-old had been dashed when the Bluebirds demanded a fee for Reynolds.
But a new boost in club finances has seen Barrow change their mind.
“They’ve come into a wedge at Barrow and they’re signing other players now,” Greene said.
“So after negotiating with Barrow, they’ve agreed to let him join us.”
Greene managed Reynolds during his days as St Neots boss, taking the then-teenager on loan from Dagenham and Redbridge.
“He’s a good player and he gives us options,” Greene continued.
“We’ve now got four good centre halves, which every club should have.
“He even scored a great goal against us last season.”
Greene confirmed that the signing of Reynolds will also allow him to utilise Conor Marshall as a midfielder next season.