James Reed wants to keep on learning at Boston United

James Reed.
James Reed.

Pilgrims midfielder James Reed wants to continue his footballing education at Boston United.

The 18-year-old, who is also head boy at Boston Grammar School, will leave his family home and head off to university in September.

But his goal is to earn a new contract at York Street and balance sport with higher learning.

“Ideally, I’d be able to stay with Boston United and go off to university,” said Reed, a product of the club’s youth academy.

“Things are changing all the time (with his choice of university), but I’d love to stay here as well.”

Reed played his first minutes under new manager Dennis Greene during Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Bradford Park Avenue.

He admitted to struggling in the match, his first since his return from a loan spell at Boston Town, but believes he can turn the style on once more. Reed continued: “I feel I let myself down the way I played. I haven’t played at this level for a while, hopefully with the games left I’ll prove I’m better than that.”