Dennis Greene is backing Harry Limb to have a bright future at the Jakemans Stadium.
The youth team product can officially sign a deal with the club today, his 16th birthday.
And the Boston Grammar School pupil celebrated his anniversary with a late substitute appearance during the Pilgrims’ 3-1 friendly defeat to Grimsby Town.
“We want him here for the next two years and we’ll try and develop him and get him playing first team football,” said Greene.
“That’s the idea, he’s a fantastic talent and we’re looking forward to seeing more of him.”
While Limb - who also looked sharp during his appearance for the first team in another warm-up contest at Boston Town - represents the future, United expect two members of the present squad to return to full fitness in time for Saturday’s National League North curtain-raiser at Stockport County.
Midfielders Grant Roberts and Jamie McGhee both missed today’s contest, but are expected to be named in next week’s match day squad.
Greene added: “Grant’s still got a bit of bruising on his foot and McGhee’s been ill.
“He didn’t train on Thursday and he didn’t want to come and pass it on to the boys today.
“But we’ll be 100 per cent ready for Saturday. I can’t wait.”