Lewis Hilliard says he always knew Kaine Felix would have a bright future in football.
The two Boston United players were formerly teammates at St Neots Town, playing under manager Dennis Greene.
And despite the teenage Felix being a rough diamond in those days - a promising talent with raw pace to burn but still learning the technical side of the game - Hilliard said he always appeared destined to climb the footballing ladder.
“He was real young when I was at St Neots with him,” Hilliard explained.
“He’s come on leaps and bounds.
“He had raw acceleration, raw skills and raw pace but his final ball was lacking.
“But it’s amazing what he can do now.
“He was always going to go high. It was just a matter of time.”
It didn’t take long for the old Felix-Hilliard combination to return to fruition.
In fact, just three minutes into his Pilgrims debut, Hilliard found himself on the scoresheet as he powered home a cross from his old teammate, who had also opened the scoring in that 4-0 victory against Stockport County.p
Felix pulled up with a hamstring injury during Saturday’s victory over Lowestoft, but boss Dennis Greene hopes to have him available for this weekend.