Best mate Demeaco Duhaney convinced former Manchester United youngster Tyrell Warren to join Boston United

Ex-Pilgrim pals offer sound advice...

Tyrell Warren. Photo: Eric Brown
Tyrell Warren. Photo: Eric Brown

Former Manchester United youngster Tyrell Warren has joined Boston United after taking some advice from best mate Demeaco Duhaney.

The two became close pals during former Pilgrims defender Duhaney’s time with rivals Manchester City, their schools based just across the road from one another.

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Duhaney’s impressive loan spell at York Street saw him recalled early and receive a call up to the Huddersfield Town first XI this season, and now Warren is hoping Boston can also be a springboard for his career.

Demeaco Duhaney. Photo: Eric Brown

So when the 21-year-old, who joined League Two Salford City this summer, was offered the chance to join the Pilgrims on loan he sought some sound advice.

“I’ve heard a lot about the club,” said the defender, who has shared an Ammies dressing room with ex-Pilgrims Carl Piergianni, Jake Beesley and Mani Dieseruvwe.

“Some good players have played for the club. That’s what attracted me to come, they’ve got ambitions and want to get promoted.

“He (Duhaney) is one of my close mates and he spoke good about the club and told me it’s a good place to come.”

Warren, who came through the Red Devils’ youth team and under 23s, can play as a central defender or right back.

He was an unused substitute during Saturday’s victory over AFC Telford United.

Manager Craig Elliott was delighted to bring in the player, who comes highly recommended.

He told The Standard: “After speaking to a lot of people, five-six top coaches, managers, everything coming back was really positive.

“I’ve had to rely on their experience and knowhow - Frank Sinclair, JChris Casper - people who have worked with him.

“I’m, looking forward to working with him.”

Warren joined the club this week after Alex Penny left to join National League North rivals Kidderminster Harriers, where he signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Boston United host Gateshead at the Jakemans Stadium this evening (KO 7.45pm).