Greene puts faith in youth ahead of crunch BPA clash

Callum Chippendale.
Callum Chippendale.

Dennis Greene has put his faith in youth as Boston United look to pick up their second victory of the season against Bradford Park Avenue this evening.

The Pilgrims boss promised sweeping changes following Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to FC United of Manchester, the side’s sixth defeat of the campaign.

The three changes made have seen teenagers Jack McMillan, Liam Adams and Cameron Johnson brought into the starting XI.

Herve Pepe-Ngoma has dropped to the bench while Courtney Wildin has been omitted from the matchday squad and Joe Burgess joins Waide Fairhurst, Grant Roberts, Nat Brown, Shane Clarke and Kalern Thomas on the injury list.

Dion-Curtis Henry has kept his place in goal, with fellow stopper Christian Dibble leaving the club and joining National League North rivals Nuneaton.

Jason St Juste and Marcus Marshall look set to play as full backs in Greene’s experimental line-up.

St Juste is a former Bradford player, as are Callum Chippendale and Lamin Colley, both named on the bench.

Tonight’s fixture will be seen as a must-win by both sides, equally as keen to kick start their campaigns.

The Pilgrims, in 18th, have four points from their opening eight matches, while Park Avenue sit second-bottom with three draws to their name.

UNITED: Henry, Marshall, St Juste, McMillan, Maguire, Robinson, Adams, Agnew, Rollins, Smith, Johnson.

Subs: Pepe-Ngoma, Hilliard, Chippendale, Price, Colley.

BPA: Cracknell, Toulson, McWilliams, Kearns, Gumbs, Hill, McKenna, Wroe, Sharp, Payne, Davie.

Subs: Dickinson, Monaghan, Osbourne, Coates, Boshell.

Ref: Garreth Rhodes.