Boston United are a couple of signings away from being title contenders, says Greene

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene believes his Boston United squad only needs a few minor tweaks to turn them into title contenders.

With eight players already under contract for next season, and more of the team which finished third in this season’s Vanarama North table expected to return for pre-season training, the manager admits he doesn’t have a large shopping list.

“We’re pretty much there,” said Greene, who has already opened discussions with a couple of his targets. “We’ve got the players we want.

“We’re talking to one or two. We only need one or two at this moment in time as we’ll get our loan players in as well once the season starts.

Keeper Sam Vince and defenders Carl Piergianni, Zak Mills and Scott Garner have all signed deals for next season, as have midfielders Kaine Felix, Kyle Dixon and Grant Roberts, plus striker Dayle Southwell.

Fellow forward Mark Jones will join the club permenantly once his Spalding United contract expires, while defenders Rene Steer and Liam Marrs, plus attacker Jamie McGhee, operate under non-contract terms but have expressed a desire to remain at the Jakemans Stadium. Talks will be held with Marc Newsham, Nicky Walker, Jake Hall and Michael Hollingsworth.

Greene is now telling his squad to use their summer break to get over the club’s play-off heartbreak and report back focused later this summer.

He added: “We’ll have a break and holiday, try to get this out our system and come back fully charged and ready for next season.”