Greene hopes Boston United are handed a road trip

Marc Newsham scores at Stockport.
Marc Newsham scores at Stockport.

Dennis Greene is hoping that his Boston United side are handed an away contest for their first match of the season.

The Conference North’s 2014-15 fixtures are published at 3pm on Friday.

And while most managers will be looking for home advantage straight away, Greene has the opposite mind set.

He told The Standard: “I’d prefer to start away from home.

“That means the next two matches will be at home, and that always gives you a nice early advantage.

“Some teams want to start at home, but there’s always a lot of pressure on a team that’s just been put together to start well, and there’s a lot more pressure at home.

“If you start at home and lose that then you suddenly have two away games and a lot more pressure than before.”

Greene led the Pilgrims to a 4-1 success at Stockport County for last season’s curtain-raiser, incidentally the third season in a row United had begun their league campaign on the road.

“I’d take a match like that again,” Greene added.

“It was away on a nice green pitch in a good ground where the sun was shining, it set us up nicely.”

Greene added that he has also been impressed with a number of trialists at training.

He added: “We have three or four very good trialists with us and they will play in friendlies for us.

“And we also have three-quarters of last year’s squad signed up as well.”