Greene’s hat-trick! Boston United to bring in three new players, while Marrs extends his loan

Liam Marrs.
Liam Marrs.

Boston United will have three new signings at the club by the end of next week.

And manager Dennis Greene has also confirmed that on-loan defender Liam Marrs will remain with the club until the end of the season.

Greene - a former Wycombe Wanderers striker - is extremely pleased with his latest hat-trick.

He says that two seven-day approaches for players are currently going through, while another loan spell has been agreed with a Football League club.

Those two approaches will be completed by Friday, allowing two of the targets to play in Saturday’s trip to Hednesford Town.

However, if the clubs approached allow their players to leave before the seven-day notice is served, they could be in line for Tuesday’s home clash against struggling Workington.

The third player will not be joining up with the Pilgrims until next Sunday, as he is currently serving a loan spell elsewhere.

Greene said: “There will certainly be two bodies in by Saturday and there’ll be three in by the following Sunday.

“We’ve already done the deal, but he’s on loan and can’t come to us until the Sunday as he plays his last game on the Saturday.

“There’ll certainly be two in by Friday.”

Space in the squad has been freed up by the departures of Netan Sansara, Gary Mills and Jake Hall this week.

Greene says he will not reveal the names of his targets until after the deals are completed, but he has identified the roles he wants them to play.

He added: “I want a little bit more going forward.

“Goals win games. We’ve got a defence that is a platform to build from, but we just need a bit more of an option going forward.

“We’ve had Ricky (Miller) and Spencer (Weir-Daley) out and we’ve looked a little short up there - so I’ll be looking for a couple of wingers and a centre midfielder.

“One player’s played at this level. Another’s at a pro club trying to play in the Football League. The other’s played in the Football League and is currently playing lower.”

Greene also believes that his targets will boost the club’s promotion bid, stating: “It gives everyone a lift.

“You can get in a bit of a rut and sometimes you need some new characters. They’re good characters and they’ll come in and refresh the squad, the supporters, me, everything.

“A season is a long time and sometimes a fresh face can give you a lift.”

Another boost for the club is the news that Sunderland have allowed full back Marrs to complete the campaign at York Street.

He will extend his loan until the end of the month, before a second loan spell is agreed to navigate red tape.

“The deal is that we’ve agreed to extend his loan to the end of the month as the league rules state you can only have someone in up to 93 days, and we’ve had him for 60 odd days or whatever,” Greene added.

“But come the end of that loan spell we’ll be signing him until the end of the season.”

Marrs missed Saturday’s 5-2 victory over Vauxhall Motors through injury.

Marc Newsham (two), Miller, Scott Garner and Ian Ross netted the matchwinning goals.