Five down! Boston United boss Greene sees his injury list grow

Scott Garner.
Scott Garner.

Dennis Grene is hoping his Boston United walking wounded will recover in time for Saturday’s Skrill North clash with Barrow.

Marc Newsham and Scott Garner sat out of Saturday’s FA Cup victory at Stafford Rangers due to injury.

Meanwhile, Conor Marshall and Peter Bore also picked up knocks during the contest.

“We’ve got a lot of injuries now, all of a sudden,” Greene said.

“Eight games on the trot, not changing a player; now we’re 11 games into the season and we’re missing five players.

“It’s stretching us a little, for sure. But let’s just hope one or two can get back for the Barrow game.”

Stefan Galinski pulled up in the warm-up on Saturday and may be the fifth player Greene mentioned.

However, he played on throughout Saturday’s 4-0 victory in the heart of the defence which kept a clean sheet.

Garner was ruled out of the contest with a gash on his head, picked up in the midweek defeat to Bradford Park Avenue, while Newsham’s run of 74 competitive starts was ended due to an ankle problem.

However, both are expected to recover in time for Saturday’s clash.

Greene continued: “Scott Garner will definitely be available, that’s a head injury.

“Now we just have to diagnose Peter Bore and Conor Marshall.

“Newsham’s is an achilles-ankle problem, that just need rests. Hopefully, by Saturday he’ll be ok.

“We always want to strengthen the squad, but we’re limited financially.

“We can’t bring players in just because we’ve got injuries.

“Just like every other club, we have a budget and we have to get on with it.”

Spencer Weir-Daley and Ricky Miller both hit braces as the Pilgrims looked comfortable at Marston Road.

Reflecting on the contest, the manager said: “I’m just really happy to get through.

“They didn’t really trouble us all afternoon, barring the long throw.

“I think overall we’ve pretty much bossed the game.”