Pedigree matters for the Pilgrims

Dayle Southwell.
Dayle Southwell.

Dennis Greene says he will only snap up players he believes are good enough to play in the Conference Premier.

The Boston United manager landed his first signing of the close season last week as former Grimsby Town striker Dayle Southwell penned a deal with the Pilgrims.

And he told The Standard that he hopes that a couple more targets will be joining the club this week.

However, Greene is adamant that he will only make moves for players he believes could cut the mustard at the level above the Conference North.

He said: “We’re a club that wants to be in the National Conference, and that means pedigree is important.

“I’m only interested in players who have played in the National Conference, or who are definitely good enough to be at that level.

“I’m hoping that I can get a couple more in this week, a couple of midfielders, and I’m sure they’d both be good enough for that level.”

Greene, however, admitted that some summer targets have slipped away due to the high wages being offered by United’s rivals.

“Some of the money being thrown away by other clubs has been a bit of a stumbling block,” he said.

“It’s crazy money for this level, what some people are offering.

“I’m always talking, and hopefully we’ll get some signings this week.”