Hyde backs the current United youth policy

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ASSISTANT boss Graham Hyde has already identified a handful of players he believes can cut it at the Jakemans Stadium.

The West Midlands-based new number two is putting in the overtime in a bid to help Boston United fulfil their ambition of a return to the non-league pyramid’s top division.

And after quitting his role as Redditch manager at the end of the campaign, he believes some of his former players could do the business at a higher level.

He told The Standard: “I’ve already spoken to two or three players I’ve identified from my time there.

“It is a factor getting players across from the Birmingham area, admittedly.

“But we’ve had conversations with players at Redditch who are good young players with good physical attributes that I think can step up.”

By talking to younger players, Hyde agrees that manager Jason Lee’s plans to bring in and blood young players together is the right option.

Having made his Premier League debut with Sheffield Wednesday aged just 18, the UEFA A licensed coach is also backing the Pilgrims’ policies of youth and continuity.

“It is a young man’s game,” he added.

“To have the energy and aggression, it is important to look at kids.

“We need to blend experience in there in certain areas as well.

“But with 14 players signed already, we just need a bit on tinkering. This shows continuity.”