Dennis Greene has labelled Kaine Felix’s improvement on the pitch as ‘frightening’.
The Boston United winger is appearing to go from strength to strength with every match, and played his part in the Pilgrims’ victory over Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday with a pacey break down the right wing and a pinpoint cross for Mark Jones’ opener.
And the teenager’s progression has not been lost on Greene, who described Felix as a ‘rough diamond’ when he brought him to the club in the summer.
“He’s been frightening,” said Greene, who managed the player at St Neots Town.
“He’s just getting there as the season’s ending. It’s taken him a year but he’s got better every single week.
“The other managers must think ‘we’ve got to look after that boy he’s a big threat’.”
After a hit-and-miss start to the Vanarama North season, Felix has come to terms with the speed and physicality of football at this level and is now holding down a regular place in the Pilgrims’ starting XI.
He has made 28 starts and eight appearances from the bench, scoring twice for Boston.
Felix signed a two-year deal with United after joining in the summer, something Greene described as an obvious move.
He added: “Offering him a two-year contract was a no-brainer.
“If he didn’t do it we’d have no problems loaning him out. If he did do it we’d got a good player.
“He’s done it and he’ll only get better.”