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Holloway hails "remarkable" Boyd

Grimsby Town's record-breaking youngster will be hoping to feature again this weekend

17 September 2020

Grimsby manager Ian Holloway reserved special praise for the club's latest starlet, Louis Boyd, following his recent first-team breakthrough.

Fifteen-year-old Boyd became the Mariners' youngest-ever goalscorer when he found the net against Harrogate Town in the EFL Trophy, a performance which earned him a place in the squad for their Sky Bet League Two trip to Walsall.

Speaking to Mark Clemmitt on the most recent episode of the Official EFL Podcast, Holloway believes Boyd is a fine talent, and revealed there could be more on the way.

“I watched the Under-21s and managed to see him," he said. "I only watched him for 20 minutes but liked what I saw, so thought I’d give him a chance. Boy, did he take it!

“At the end of the day, my job is about bringing out players through and we have a wonderful youth set-up. I’m told this is the best crop of 15 and 16-year-olds so, having watched one game, I thought ‘wow’.

“I’d never seen Louis train or play before, but what he did was quite remarkable. I rewarded him on Saturday and thought he improved us when he came on, so it’s really exciting for his family and for Grimsby. The fans want ones of their own."

The League Two action resumes this weekend, with Holloway's Grimsby in action against promotion hopefuls Salford City.

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