Boston United have snapped up Notts County centre-half Pierce Bird on loan until New Year’s Day.

The 20-year-old left-footer has been drafted in due to the continued absence of Simon Ainge and Alex Penny and has been granted permission to feature for the Pilgrims in the Emirates FA Cup and Buildbase FA Trophy.

Bird has previous National League North loan experience at Alfreton Town — and United boss Craig Elliott was delighted to land his man.

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