Boston United keen to strengthen goalkeeping options

Jason Alexander.
Jason Alexander.

Dennis Greene wants to strengthen his goalkeeping options after Henrich Ravas has joined Derby County.

The Slovakian keeper - who had been registered with both the Pilgrims and Peterborough United this season - officially joined the Championship title-chasing Rams on Monday.

Henrich Ravas.

Henrich Ravas.

Due to a wrist injury, Ravas’ final match for United was spent on the bench, with Jason Alexander donning the gloves for Saturday’s 4-1 victory against Lowestoft.

United were keen to keep Ravas on loan for the remainder of the season, but due to his injury, Greene admits he may have to look elsewhere.

“He’s signed a contract with them for two-and-a-half years,” he said at the weekend.

“His contract will be put in place on January 4. They could have put it in place sooner but they’ve kindly not put it in so he could play for us over the Christmas period.

Sam Vince.

Sam Vince.

“We need to look at another goalkeeper. I’m just going to enjoy three points today and make some phone calls. That’s all I can do.”

Greene is eager for another option to push Alexander - the nephew of former Pilgrims striker Keith Alexander - for the number one jersey, especially now that Sam Vince has linked up with Hyde United, who have taken over his Evo-Stik League registration from Lincoln United.

Meanwhile, Alexander was pleased to make his first appearance since September 26’s defeat at Gainsborough Trinity.

“I’m happy to start playing again and it was a good win for the boys,” he said.

“I’ll take the three points every day of the week - I can’t complain really.

“As a young goalkeeper, as many minutes as you can get is the best thing for you.”

Pictured is Alexander in action against the Trawlerboys at the weekend.