WHEN Mark Bower brought in another left back after new signing ex-Leeds United youngster Matty Downing had already started the season promisingly, many fans questioned whether the manager was recruiting in the right areas.

However, the player that he has brought in has more than lived up to his Sheffield United billing by being a revelation and snatching Downing's starting spot.

Getting Harry Boyes on loan from the Blades now looks like it was a no brainer with his introduction coinciding with Bradford only losing two of their last six.

The defender's bullet in his side's 4-4 draw at Gloucester City showed he can contribute going forward, as well as coping defensively, helping keep three clean sheets in his time at the club.

The 19-year-old thinks the possibilities are endless for his new team who sit in 12th in the Vanarama National League North and host AFC Telford tomorrow.

He said: "We could well have beaten top of the league (Gloucester), it was a good game.

"It (his goal) was just a hit and hope to see where it goes, and lucky for me that it went in.

"We can go as high as we want if we keep performing and getting the results.

"He (Downing) is a class player and a very good person. It has been good competition.

"He will get his chance, he deserves it. He has been class in training, it has not bothered him."

Boyes started his journey at the age of 8 where he was able to take advantage of the 'unbelievable' facilities at Manchester City's Etihad campus.

After missing out on a scholarship at 16, he ended up closer to home at Bramall Lane. The Barnsley-born full back has not looked back since, signing his first pro deal with the club's under-23s earlier this year.

Boyes hopes the experience gained at Avenue will serve him better in the long run.

"I love it (men's football). It is a lot more physical than you expect.

"It is miles better than the under-23s. There is a lot more passion going into the games. You want to win every game, it means a lot more.

"I will take it game by game and see what happens. I want to get to the top level."