Bouncing back! Greene wants Boston United reaction when they face Harrogate Town

Ian Ross.
Ian Ross.

Boston United manager Dennis Greene is calling for an instant reaction from his players... following Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Brackley Town.

One thing that can be said of the Pilgrims squad so far this season is that they don’t let a defeat get to them.

Greene’s side have - including the Lincs Senior Trophy loss against Gainsborough Trinity - been beaten four times to date this campaign.

And the three previous times they have been on the wrong end of the scoreline, United have bounced back and picked up three points in their following contest.

The 2-0 defeat to Trinity was followed by a 4-1 victory at Stockport County on the opening day of the Skrill North season.

A 3-0 drubbing at North Ferriby saw Boston take their frustrations out on Worcester City, winning 2-1.

And the 3-2 reverse against Bradford Park Avenue saw Boston knock Stafford Rangers out of the FA Cup with an emphatic 4-0 success.

Saturday’s 2-0 defeat saw the Pilgrims out of the competition at the third qualifying round stage, but now Greene is eager to oversee his side return to form yet again as they prepare to host Harrogate Town today (KO 3pm).

The manager said: “We’ve just got to bounce back again.

“So far this season we’ve never lost more than one game (in succession).”

Captain Ian Ross is expected to return following a foot injury which kept him out last week’s match at St James’ Park.

Greene continued: “He’ll be fine, it’s just a sore top of the foot.

“He should be back.”