Race for Boston United number one spot hots up after Sunderland Stryjek deal is declared ‘dead’

Alex Brown.
Alex Brown.

Dennis Greene has admitted that Boston United’s hopes of landing keeper Max Stryjek on loan appear ‘dead’.

The Pilgrims had hoped to bring the Sunderland under 21 stopper in on a season-long loan after the Pole impressed during his 12-game stint at the Jakemans Stadium last season.

The Black Cats would prefer to send him out on a shorter stay, but the United manager didn’t want to have to disrupt his backline mid-season.

“I think the Max thing is probably dead now,” said Greene.

“There was a chance we might be able to get him for three months, but after that we’d need to find another goalkeeper.”

United still have youngster Sam Vince on the books, but he has been training with Chester, meaning Boston have turned their attentions to trialists Matt Urwin, formerly of Bradford City, and Alex Brown.

“We’ve got a couple of lads with us here who are doing well in training, and I think we need to secure our own goalkeeper this year,” Greene added.

“We’ll sort something with one of the two lads here.

“They’re doing great.”