Defiant Dennis Greene confident he can turn Boston United’s season around

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

A defiant Dennis Greene believes he can turn Boston United’s season around.

Saturday’s FA Cup second qualifying round defeat to county rivals Gainsborough Trinity was the Pilgrims’ seventh defeat in 13 competitive matches this campaign.

But as United struggle to find the form which saw them storm to third spot in last season’s Vanarama North, Greene has vowed to transform the club’s fortunes.

“I’ve been here nearly three years and this is the first bad spell we’ve had,” the manager said. “If I have a bad spell once every three years then I’ll take that.

“We had a great season last year and this (league) season’s only 11 games in and we’re six points behind (the play-off places).

“We can pull it round, for sure.”

It was early October last year when the Pilgrims were dumped out of the FA Cup at Evo-Stik Northern Premier Leek Town, amidst dissatisfaction from fans.

But, despite frustrations from the terraces this weekend, Greene remains confident this campaign can mirror last season.

He added: “There’s a long way to go. Around this time last year we were beaten 2-0 at Leek and everyone was saying ‘sack the manager’. We ended up finishing third.

“I’m here until the chairman tells me he doesn’t want me to do it or I can’t take the team any further, then I’ll step aside and give someone else a go.

“But while I’m here I’ll make the decisions I feel are best for Boston United.”