We will fight again! Dennis Greene backs Boston United to come back stronger

Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene.

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Defiant Dennis Greene believes that his Boston United squad will be back and challenging for promotion again next season.

Sunday’s below-par 3-0 defeat at North Ferriby saw the Pilgrims exit the National League North’s play-offs at the semi-final stage for the second year running.

But the United manager refuses to dwell on the past, hoping it will be third time lucky following a few summertime additions to his squad.

“The group’s good enough, we just need to add one or two to it,” he said.

“The majority of the group’s been here two seasons and we’ve had two play-off semis, it’d be crazy to get rid of them all.

“We just need to add one or two more to it.

“The team that finished the season was good enough to finish in the top spot, but we never had the luck with the injuries.”

Carl Piergianni has left the club to go travelling, but Greene says he wants fellow defender Nat Brown, who ended the campaign with Boston on loan from Lincoln City, to remain at the club.

Greene also said that a contract offer will be made to leading goalscorer Dayle Southwell, meaning that - due to the fact he is under the age of 23 - if another side wants to prise him away then they will either have to pay a fee accepted by the club or let a tribunal set the figure.

Greene continued: “(Dayle’s future) depends on who’s going to take him.

“He’ll be a retained player, so that’d have to go to a tribunal. If a club wants to take that gamble then there will be a fee.”