It’s Timms o’clock! Keeper Ashley set to feature for Pilgrims against Leeds United

Ashley Timms.
Ashley Timms.

Ashley Timms is expected to pull on a Boston United shirt for the first time today.

Boston United host a Leeds United XI at York Street (KO 3pm).

And manager Dennis Greene is confident that he can give his stopper - who has been sidelined due to an operation - some minutes on the pitch.

“We’re hopeful we can get some kind of game time out of him,” Greene said of the ex-Manchester City stopper.

“Maybe 25 minutes or so?

“We’ll give him a game between the sticks at some time, but we don’t want to rush it.”

Teenager Sam Vince has deputised for Timms in the pre-season friendlies against Lincoln United and Spalding United.

And his performances have also impressed Greene, who added: “Sam’s done great in pre-season and he doesn’t look like he’s a 17-year-old goalkeeper.”

After recording two 2-1 victories against lower-league opposition, the Pilgrims know Leeds - who will have former United midfielder Neil Redfearn in their dug-out - will prove their sternest test to date.

Greene added: “I think on Saturday the last 25 minutes will be the hardest, they’re full time and they’ll be fit.

“If they bring two teams they’ll be fit in both halves.

“We’ve got 18 players. Hopefully, we’ll be competitive and hopefully we’ll do alright in the final 25 when, through no fault of our own, we’ll be tired.”