United look to Limb and Bennett to blend youth and experience

Harry Limb.
Harry Limb.

Dennis Greene is tipping young striker Harry Limb to have a ‘massive future’.

The Boston United youth team product turned out for the Pilgrims during their pre-season friendly at Boston Town.

And despite seeing two chances thwarted by keeper James Doughty, the manager reckons it’s just a matter of time until the teenager is on the scoresheet.

“He’s 15 years old and you see what he’s done, he’s run his heart out and shown some quality as well,” Greene said.

“He’s tough as old boots and only 15.

“The lad’s got a massive future.”

Limb cannot sign club forms until his 16th birthday, but Greene says a deal is in place for next month.

“We’ve agreed a deal,” added Greene, who says he has no qualms about playing Limb in senior football.

“He can’t put pen to paper until he’s 16 and we’ll have to wait until August 1, but we’ve agreed something.

“He could have a good impact this year, learn and hopefully become a fantastic player.

“He’s got everything you need as a centre forward.

“He’s very Dayle Southwell-like in and around the box.”

While Limb offers a glimpse of the future, United hope ex-Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace left back Julian Bennett could bring some neccessary experience to the squad after impressing in training.

“He’s had a long injury and I think he’s finishing professionally, so he’s going to come into non-league,” Greene said.

“His quality has been exceptional in training, so provided we can get him fit and keep him fit then it seems he wants to be at the football club.

“He’s been so great around the lads, talking to Kaine Felix after training, and his persona around the place has been exceptional.

“A 30-year-old pro but willing to give something back to the game.

“He’ll be a real big asset to the football club. He’ll be great around the group, he’s a smashing lad.”

United are also currently offering trials to goalkeepers Matt Urwin and Alex Brown, as well as midfielders Cameron Dear, Dymon Labonne and attacker Jay Rollins.

Urwin spent last season as Bradford City’s number two, and was part of the match-day squad which stunned Chelsea with a 4-2 FA Cup victory at Stamford Bridge.

Brown has had a previous trial with the Pilgrims, playing in a reserve match.

Dear, a midfielder, filled in at full back during Saturday’s friendly at Town.

He has been on the books of Mansfield Town.

Wide man Labonne was previously with West Ham United but is now a free agent looking for a club.

Rollins - who scored on Saturday with a neat finish - has impressed manager Greene since linking up for pre-season training.

He has previously turned out for Armthorpe Welfare.