Max Stryjek’s immediate future could be resolved this week.
Boston United are eager to bring in the Sunderland under 21s keeper in on a season-long loan after his impressive cameo at the end of the previous campaign.
And in the same week that the Pilgrims have announced they will host the Black Cats’ youngsters in a pre-season friendly, they hope they will be receiving some more good news from Wearside.
“We’re in contact on the phone fortnightly, still working it out,” manager Dennis Greene told The Standard on Thursday.
“We should have a decision in the next 10 days or so.
“We’d like to have Max with us next season, but there are some goalkeepers interested in coming on trial with us, so there would be options if he doesn’t come.”
Stryjek’s arrival at the Jakemans Stadium coincided with the Pilgrims’ 12-match unbeaten end to the season which saw them complete the Vanarama North campaign in third. The Poland youth international also saved two penalties in the shootout which saw Boston cruelly beaten by Chorley in the play-off semi-final.
It is understood the Black Cats want to weigh up their options before agreeing to farm out their young stopper for a ful nine months.
Boston have enjoyed a good relationship with Sunderland in recent seasons, with Liam Marrs, Liam Agnew, Tom McNamee, David Ferguson, Joel Dixon and Stryjek all arriving on loan.
And after last summer’s pre-season friendly - which ended as a 1-1 draw- the two sides have agreed to do it all again on July 28.
Greene hopes the relationship will continue to flourish and this warm-up game may offer fans the chance to spot a Pilgrim or two of the future.
He added: “It’s a chance to have a look at their new group.
“Every year five or six players will get released from the under 21s and lads from their under 18s and 19s will get moved up, so it’s a great chance to have a look at the talent they’ve got.
“We have a great relationship with Sunderland.”
Boston’s revised pre-season friendlies are currently: July 11: Boston Town (A) 3pm; July 14: Rossington Main (A) 7.45pm; July 25: Lincoln City (H) 3pm - Lincs Cup; July 28: Sunderland (H) 7.30pm; July 30: King’s Lynn Town (A) 7.45pm; August 1: Grimsby Town (H) 3pm; August 3: Worksop Town (A) 7.45pm.