Dennis Greene is adamant that size isn’t everything.
The Boston United boss says his ‘little dynamos’ have the willpower to get stuck in against bigger sides, while also offering additional pace and skill that he believes some opponents lack.
Greene (pictured) has revealed the style of play which he reckons should be ingrained in his team’s psyche.
And while many National League North sides like to take a take a physical approach to their football, Greene reckons that a number of his squad - although often smaller in stature - have what it takes to knock down the Goliaths of the division.
“That’s Boston’s DNA,” he said.
“We’re all energy, action packed in a sense.
“Little guys, little dynamos who are prepared to put their bodies on the line.
“They fit the Boston DNA.”
Another thing important to Greene’s recruitment, he says, is finding players who refuse to give up.
That dramatic 4-4 draw at Barrow two seasons ago is the perfect example of a team refusing to be beaten, snatching a point despite trailing 4-2 in stoppage time.
But Greene also knows that chasing a game can also come at a price.
Reflecting on this season’s 4-1 defeat to Solihull Moors, in which Boston conceded two late goals while pushing on for a leveller, he added: “What’s the point on defending a 2-1 defeat?
“If we’re chasing the game then we’ve got five up front.
“We might leave ourselves exposed at times, but we’ll always want to draw or win the game.
“We’re never going to look at a game and think ‘it’s safer to lose this game 2-1’ - it’s not in our make-up.
“We’re always out to get a results in any game. I’ll never defend a defeat.
“That’s giving in. That’s not our way.”