Huntington believes Boyle partnership will only get better
The new-look back four, with Greg Cunningham is his customary left back slot, has been in place for draws on the road against Derby and Blackburn and the 3-0 home win over Reading.
“I’m sure he’s enjoying it, he’s done well,” said Huntington.
“He’s looked assured and hopefully we can keep building that relationship.
“The back four’s chopped and changed throughout the season with injuries and suspensions and hopefully the more we train together, the more we play together, we’ll get to know each other better.
“Having an established relationship helps.
“You know certain movements and you know what they’re going to do at certain times but it just builds up with experience, especially in this league.
“The more games you can play together, the better the understanding is.
“We’ll keep improving and looking to improve those partnerships throughout the back four, not just at centre back.”
Whether the defence stays the same when PNE return from the international break against Nottingham Forest on April 1 remains to be seen.
Having had no right backs available, Grayson is expecting Alex Baptiste, knee, and Marnick Vermijl, hernia, to be fit ahead of the final eight games of the season.