Will it be blood, guts and glory? Boston United are ready for their Gainsborough Trinity derby date

Ben Milnes in action for Boston at the Northolme.

Ben Milnes in action for Boston at the Northolme.

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Boston United are ready for their ‘blood-and-guts’ derby date with Gainsborough Trinity, says manager Dennis Greene.

The Pilgrims host the Blues in a Skrill North Yellowbelly derby on Saturday (KO 3pm).

And Greene has hammered home to his squad the importance of being ready for a physically combative contest, as well as not losing sight of the style which has seen them challenging at the right end of the division.

“The players know the importance of a derby game, they know they can be blood-and-guts matches,” Greene said.

“Sometimes there’s not a lot of football involved in derby matches.

“But we need to make sure we can concentrate on playing our own style, as well as keeping our passion.”

Ricky Miller’s goal earned United a 1-0 victory at the Northolme when the two sides met in the league in November.

However, Steve Housham’s Trinity kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 Lincs Senior Cup victory at York Street.

“We’ve got a great record at home this season and we need to build on that 100 per cent,” Greene added.

“If we keep that going and pick up points away from home then we can have a good season.

“We got a good result at Gainsborough earlier in the season and the team are scoring a lot of goals.

“I think we’ve got a very good chance.”