Sam Vince has been challenged to prove he can be Boston United’s number one this season.
The 18-year-old keeper made 12 first-team appearances for the Pilgrims last season, after making his debut in the final match of the previous campaign.
But now manager Dennis Greene wants the youth academy product to show he can be the man to do the business throughout the campaign, following the departure of Lewis King.
“Sam’s training with us and showing a good attitude,” Greene said.
“He will get the opportunity to show what he can do in pre-season.
“We all know he can do a job there, but playing 40 or 50 games in a season is a big ask of somebody so young.
“But we all know what he is capable of.”
King announced that he made the decision to quit the Jakemans Stadium earlier this week after making 23 outings in the United goal.
Meanwhile, the Pilgrims are expected to sign former Dagenham and Redbridge and Barrow defender Duran Reynolds at training this evening.
Manager Dennis Greene likened the Boston-born centre back to current squad member Carl Piergianni.
He added: “He lives in Skegness, he’s a local boy and it’s always good to have local boys in the side.
“He gives us the option of four quality centre halves, which every team should have.
“He can play in the middle or as a left back, while we’ve got Stef (Galinski) who can also play as a right back and Garns (Scott Garner) who we can use up front if we need.”
Greene confirmed that Reynolds’ arrival will free up Conor Marshall to play as a midfielder next season.