As reported earlier, the Imps have sealed the loan signing of wing-back Harry Boyes from Sheffield United until the end of the season.
21-year-old Boyes spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Forest Green Rovers, for whom he played 12 times. Ironically, it was the departure of Jordon Garrick to Forest Green that freed up the space for us to sign Harry.
He enjoyed a successful loan at Solihull Moors last season, playing 36 times and featuring in the National League team of the season as they reached the play-off final. Prior to that, he spent time in Manchester City’s academy and had a loan spell with Bradford Park Avenue.
“I’m very happy to be here, it’s a new challenge for me, and I’m really looking forward to getting started,” he told the club’s official site.
Boyes four assists for Forest Green since October
“I worked with Mark Kennedy when I was at Manchester City and so I have a good idea of the style he likes to play which is a factor for me to come here and I know he wants to play in a way that suits me. I’m an attacking full-back that likes to get forward. I’m someone who wants to get forward and create chances.”
Solihull Moors fan and EFL pundit Callum Moseley told The Stacey West all about Boyes after seeing him firsthand last season.
“Boyes would be a welcomed addition for any third-tier side, in my honest opinion. He lit the National League up last season with his pace and a constant eye to get forward. His play style is similar to a Ryan Giles; he’s not the tallest of lads, but he loves a tackle or two, so he can do both attacking and defending. He works his backside off for his side and is a solid young player overall.”
Let’s hope he’s as good as the last Harry we had at left-back!