Dennis Greene had told his Boston United side that victory at Worcester City could ensure their Blue Square Bet North survival.
The Pilgrims travel to St George’s Lane on Saturday (KO 3pm), buoyed by two-straight victories since the arrival of the new manager.
“Realistically, three points will make us safe,” Greene told The Standard. “Six points and we’re definitely safe and we can relax.
“Next week gives us the chance to go above Worcester, and we wouldn’t have dreamt of that a week ago.”
United don’t have a good record at Worcester.
Since dropping out of the Football League in 2007, Boston have won once and drawn once in eight matches against the Blues. Their three contests on the road have all resulted in defeats.
However, if Boston can buck the trend and ensure safety, Greene says he will be looking to blood in some of the club’s youth teamers.
He added: “If we can get six points in the next few games that will give us an opportunity to bring some youngsters through and give them the opportunity to play in the Conference North.”
This week United attempted to snap up left-sided Dan Jacob from Greene’s old club St Neots.
But Jacob has since joined King’s Lynn Town, until the end of the season at least.
Greene said: “I’m happy with the players I’ve got, but I’m not happy with the squad balance.
“There are some positions we need to address.”
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