Greene hopes Boston United are handed a road trip

Marc Newsham scores at Stockport.

Marc Newsham scores at Stockport.

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Dennis Greene is hoping that his Boston United side are handed an away contest for their first match of the season.

The Conference North’s 2014-15 fixtures are published at 3pm on Friday.

And while most managers will be looking for home advantage straight away, Greene has the opposite mind set.

He told The Standard: “I’d prefer to start away from home.

“That means the next two matches will be at home, and that always gives you a nice early advantage.

“Some teams want to start at home, but there’s always a lot of pressure on a team that’s just been put together to start well, and there’s a lot more pressure at home.

“If you start at home and lose that then you suddenly have two away games and a lot more pressure than before.”

Greene led the Pilgrims to a 4-1 success at Stockport County for last season’s curtain-raiser, incidentally the third season in a row United had begun their league campaign on the road.

“I’d take a match like that again,” Greene added.

“It was away on a nice green pitch in a good ground where the sun was shining, it set us up nicely.”

Greene added that he has also been impressed with a number of trialists at training.

He added: “We have three or four very good trialists with us and they will play in friendlies for us.

“And we also have three-quarters of last year’s squad signed up as well.”