James Reed set for 'bright future' at Boston United following Town loan spell
PILGRIMS boss Graham Drury has ruled out extending Dan Lawlor's loan from Peterborough United as he prepared to welcome James Reed back from Boston Town.
Lawlor has struggled to make an impact since arriving at the Jakemans Stadium and is set to return to the Championship club at the end of his month's loan.
Reed has been with the Poachers on a similar deal and after impressing under joint-bosses Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking, is set to go straight back into Drury's first-team squad when his loan spell ends in mid-March.
"I wouldn't have thought we'll be extending it (Lawlor's loan)," said Drury.
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"I brought Dan in to release Reedy to get a month of football.
"We'll bring Reedy back into the fold and let Dan return to Peterborough.
"I went to watch Reedy play for our youth team last week and he did very well.
"He's a very similar player to Milno (Ben Milnes) in that he likes to get on the ball.
"We're looking forward to bringing him back because he's had a month of football."
Drury is convinced Reed has a bright future at United and possibly beyond.
"I rate Reedy really highly. I think he's going to be a top player for this club," said the Pilgrims boss.
"I think he's got a real chance of progressing because he wasn't going to do that by sitting on the bench.
"He needed to get out there and get toughened up in men's football.
"Playing in the UCL (United Counties League) will make him realise it is a tough world out there. It will do him really good in the long-term."