Top-six finish can aid Boston United’s recruitment plans, says boss Greene

Den and dusted! The season is over, now Greene will rebuild his squad.
Den and dusted! The season is over, now Greene will rebuild his squad.

Dennis Greene believes that Boston United’s sixth-placed finish will make his job of attracting new players a lot easier.

Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Worcester City ended the Pilgrims’ hopes of sneaking into the Skrill North play-offs.

But as manager Greene turns his attentions to building a squad he believes can challenge for promotion to the Skrill Premier, he believes the ambition showed this season can aid his recruitment plans.

“It may be easier to attract new players now,” said Greene, who admits he already has a few potential signings in mind, but refuses to name names.

“They will know we want to get out of this league and they’ll know we came close to doing that this year.”

Greene wants to strengthen his squad, but believes he will not need to make many additions to his current crop.

“I don’t need to make too many changes,” Greene added.

“This lot will all be invited back, but we’ll need a few tweaks here and there.

“If some don’t want to come back because we’ve not offered them a contract or whatever, then we’ll take it from there.”

Greene signed a new two-year contract with United during the season, and he is determined to guide the club to promotion.

He added: “That’s the target. I’ve signed that deal to try to get this club into the National Conference, and I hope that by the time that contract expires we’ll be there.”