Dennis Greene hopes superspy Martin Drury can present Boston United with the dossier that helps them sink Bradford Park Avenue.
Drury - who joined the Pilgrims’ backroom staff late last month - was the Park Avenue manager up until just days before he linked up with the Jakemans Stadium club.
And Boston hope that his insider knowledge can prove pivotal when the two sides meet in Lincolnshire on Saturday.
“He’ll know Bradford back to front and will give us a real good report,” said Greene following the weekend’s 2-1 victory at FC United.
Drury was present at that contest, watching up in the stands to offer the team in the dug-out a different view of the contest.
“He was here today watching the game and sending me text messages,” Greene continued.
“It’s good to have him here, he’ll see things from a higher level that I can’t see and give me information.”
Although Drury’s link up with the club is initially until the end of the season, Greene hopes the knowledge of the man he tried to sign for the Pilgrims as a left back can help with player recruitment this summer.
He told The Standard: “He’s a good young coach and he’s enthusiastic.
“He knows lots of players in the northern area, so moving forward he is someone who can help us.
“I tried bringing him here as a player when I first joined the club, but he’d had a knee op and wasn’t going to be fit again until January.
“He never really recovered, but I’ve always stayed in contact with him.”
Boston will be desperate to pick up three points and keep fellow top-five challengers Tamworth an Nuneaton at arm’s length come Saturday night.
Kick off at the Jakemans Stadium will be at 3pm.