Boston United sign Deacey and Johnson, but will Ravas join them?

Cameron Johnson.
Cameron Johnson.

Boston United have added Cameron Johnson and Jordan Deacey to their squad - and Dennis Greene is set to make a decision on keeper Henrich Ravas’ future.

Striker Johnson and midfielder Deacey both featured for the Pilgrims during last night’s 5-0 defeat to an impressive Sunderland under 21s side.

Jordan Deacey.

Jordan Deacey.

And speaking after the match, manager Greene confirmed the duo would be joining the side.

Johnson - who scored against United for Rossington Main earlier in pre-season - has penned a deal following a seven-day approach.

And Greene sees the young attacker as one for the future.

He said: “He’ll be one of our development players.

Henrich Ravas.

Henrich Ravas.

“Hopefully, this time next year you’ll see a completely different player.”

Deacey, who has previously turned out for Telford and Bradford Park Avenue, looks set to play a more influential role early on the in the National League North campaign.

“We’re going to take Jordan on,” Greene added.

“He’s been really good, he’s inventive plus he’s good good industry and will put his foot in.

“He’s got composure on the ball.”

Greene believes Deacey could be integral to the club’s plans of playing a three-man midfield in the early stages of the campaign, especially with Scott Garner looking set to move back into central defence.

“At the moment, with Garns going back into defence, we’ve only got two midfield players in a sense, Grant (Roberts)and Scholesy (Kyle Dixon).

“At the moment we’re playing with three in midfield, the pitches are good.

“So the chances are when we start the season we’ll need the extra man when players are passing the ball.

“In winter when things get bumpy Garns can go in there and start chewing people up.”

Switching his attention to Ravas, Greene says the option to take the Slovakian under 19 keeper on a season-long loan from Peterborough United remains in place.

However, he is now weighing up his options.

Greene continued: “He looks like a nice, tidy goalkeeper.

“His kicking looks good and he tries to play the ball for us.

“He needs first team football.

“We can take him on loan for a season-long loan, it’s just a case of making that decision.”

Greene said he now had to decide whether to take a punt on the young stopper or begin the campaign with another number one who could offer more experience of first-team football.

“It’s just a case of making sure we get it right. It’s an important area for us and we just want to make sure we get it right,” he said.

“We’ve got options there and we’ll make a decision. The question is whether we take him or someone else.

“There are two or three goalkeepers who could potentially come here, it’s just a matter of whether I take a young goalkeeper or someone with more experience.”