Christmas cracker could see Boston United back in the title mix - Greene

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene has set his Boston United squad a target of picking up nine points over the Christmas period.

And the Pilgrims boss believes that tally could put his side right back in the mix as National League North title contenders.

Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Stockport County saw United make it three straight wins in the division.

And as Boston prepare to travel to Lowestoft Town on Boxing Day, before hosting Gainsborough Trinity on Bank Holiday Monday and Lowestoft on January 2 (all 3pm), Greene wants nothing more than to pick up a hat-trick of victories.

Asked what he wants for Christmas, the Pilgrims manager replied: “Nine points.

“We wanted 12 points from these four games, because three of them are at home, so our target was 12.

“If we fall short we get 10 or nine, and that’s still a good return, but our target is 12.

“We’ve got a really good squad. I’ve been telling you for a long time this is the best squad we’ve had since I’ve been here.

“Last season we finished third, so there’s no reason why we can’t win those next three matches.

“If we win our next three games the league table will look like we’ve got a chance of winning it.”

United currently sit fifth in the standings, but have played more games than any other team in the division.

However, as a series of Boston’s promotion rivals prepare to face one another over the busy festive schedule, Greene reckons that a good return can leave his team in a comfortable position.

“We’ve got the points. If someone drops points it’s a game in hand gone,” he added.

Midfielder Kyle Dixon has joined Evo-Stik Division One South side Basford United on a month’s loan and while winger Nicky Walker has joined Northern Counties East League side Clipstone on a dual contract.

Sunderland loanee Jordan Blinco has returned to the Stadium of Light.