Don’t stop believing! Positive thinking can help Boston United’s promotion push

Gary Mills.
Gary Mills.

Dennis Greene is confident he has put together a Boston United squad which can challenge for the Conference North title.

In April, the Pilgrims concluded their league campaign in an uninspiring 16th place.

But after a busy summer, the manager is confident his charges will be competing at the right end of the table.

He said: “If we had more or less the same group of players as last year, with one or two more, and I mentioned the word promotion, people would just think I’m stupid.

“But we’ve got eight new players, so that brings you a new lease of life.

“If you’ve got a whole new team you can achieve anything.

“Ten games in might prove different, but we’re going to try to get a winning mentality.”

That winning mentality has been evident with new boys Netan Sansara, Ashley Timms, Gary Mills and Scott Garner among those who are predicting a promotion push.

Greene joked he is ‘brainwashing’ his new signings, but his mantra is not too far from that.

He added: “We want to make the players believe they can win this league. And if they believe they can do it then we’ve got a chance.”

United chairman David Newton has confirmed that he aims to submit a planning application for a new ground in January next year.

A public consultation will begin around September time.