The numbers add up! Can Dennis Greene be the man to lead Boston United to promotion?

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene was handed the Boston United job on a full-time basis... after proving he has promotion potential.

Chairman David Newton gave Greene a contract until the end of next season after the Pilgrims picked up four points in three days over the Easter weekend.

Saturday’s 4-2 victory at relegated Hinckley, followed by Monday’s draw with Bishop’s Stortford, was enough to convince Newton he had the right man steering his ship.

Add to that the victories at the expense of Gloucester City (4-0), Brackley Town (2-0) and Worcester City (3-0) and Greene has certainly brought promotion form to York Street.

From their six matches under Greene, which also includes the 4-0 home defeat to Bradford Park Avenue - they have picked up 13 points.

Multiply that average of 2.16 points per game by the 38 contests the Pilgrims have played this campaign, and they would be on 82 points... second, a point ahead of Guiseley.

Admittedly, the Lions would have games in hand and there is no guarantee this form would continue over a season.

But it certainly makes better reading than where Boston would be under their other two managers of the 2012-13 campaign.

The same maths would see Jason Lee (eight wins, one draw, 10 defeats) currently in ninth on 50 points.

Graham Drury - who got the nod ahead of Greene in December after both interviewed for the vacant role - lasted just 13 matches.

His two wins, four draws and seven defeats would see United in deep, deep trouble.

They would be in 20th on 29 points, a draw off struggling Colwyn Bay’s total of 30 - and 11 points clear of safety.

Only Hinckley United and Droylsden - both relegated already - would be worse off.

Greene has aready proven he can win promotions, doing so in consecutive years with St Neots.

Now, if he can continue his form for the rest of this season, and next, Newton may finally have got his man.