Greene wants Pilgrims progress with play-offs and promotion

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene believes that his Boston United side will only be showing real progress if they earn promotion, or reach the play-off final.

The Pilgrims have been improving their league standing year on year under Greene, but now the boss says it is time to bring some glory back to the Jakemans Stadium.

The manager has set his team an initial target of 72 points from the campaign - they’re currently halfway there with 36 from 22 matches.

However, he says that won’t be enough for him to end the campaign satisfied.

“From a progression point of view we’ve had two seasons of 72 points, so anything more than that is progression,” he said.

“But there’s no point getting 73 points and coming sixth or seventh.

“Progression is about making the play-offs again, and then the progression would be making the final or winning it. That’s progression.

“Forget the points, we’ve got to get enough to get in (to the top five). Seventy-two is the initial target, but we’ll say how many it takes in the end.”

Greene has predicted that he believes 12 more victories will be enough to reach the initial target of a top-five finish.

In his first season at the helm of the Pilgrims’ ship, the 2012-13 campaign - in which he took over with 10 league games to go - United finished in 16th spot.

His first full season saw the club come sixth, just missing out on the play-offs on the final day of the campaign.

Last season Boston finished third, only to be beaten in the semi-finals by Chorley on penalties.