Boston United boss Greene keen to scout Premier League Sunderland’s young talent tonight

Liam Marrs moved from Sunderland to Boston United.
Liam Marrs moved from Sunderland to Boston United.

Dennis Greene will get his shopping list out as Boston United prepare to host Sunderland’s under 21s this evening.

The Pilgrims will host the Premier League club’s aspiring talents at the Jakemans Stadium (KO 7.30pm), with the home side’s management paying particular attention to the Black Cats.

United’s good relationship with Sunderland has seen the likes of Joel Dixon, Max Stryjek, Liam Agnew, Tom McNamee, Liam Marrs and David Ferguson arrive in Lincolnshire for loan spells in previous seasons.

And Greene will once again be looking to see whether anyone catches his eye.

with Julian Bennett a no show for Saturday’s Lincolnshire Senior Cup contest against Lincoln City, the United boss is particularly interested in adding the the full back position.

He said: “I’ll certainly have a loot at a left back and see if Sunderland’s got a left back.

“I liked the look of Forest’s left back as well last week, so maybe we can see if something can be done there.

“Having a left back will give us an option to put Garns (Scott Garner) in midfield and Zak Mills going back in the middle of defence with Pidge (Carl Piergianni).”

Greene also suggested that tonight may see him give vital minutes to players who didn’t feature heavily during Saturday’s contest.

“As much as we want to keep this unbeaten run going, because we lost to Lincoln on penalties, not over 90 minutes, we’ve got to give players minutes,” he added.

“Jamie McGhee, (Jake) Sheridan, Jay Rollins, people like that need to get on the pitch and play some minutes.

“We will pick a side to give them minutes and not worry about the result as much.

“These players are in our squad and trying to get a place in the starting XI.”