Greene wants to be dressed for success at Boston United

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene is daring the Boston United fans to party away the final league game of the season in fancy dress... even if he’s not sure whether he will be doing the same.

Pilgrims fans challenged Greene to wear a costume on the final day of the campaign, if his side had cemented their place in the top five.

But with Boston believing that finishing as high up the table as possible is pivotal in their hopes for promotion, Greene admits he may be going back on his words.

“Hopefully, they’ll turn up in fancy dress and enjoy the occasion,” Greene said of the supporters.

“I promised I’d do it, but I’ll have to speak to the chairman.

“We still want to win the match and I don’t know if the players could take me seriously if I was stood there in an Andy Pandy outfit.”

With his selection of loud shirts, headgear, sheepskin coats and tank tops, Greene already stands out on the touchline.

But fans cheekily dared him to take it further.

He explained: “Three weeks ago on Facebook I was asked ‘if you make the play-offs with a game to go will you wear fancy dress in the dug-out?’ and I said ‘yeah’.”

Relegated Leamington will be the opposition this Saturday at the Jakemans Stadium (KO 3pm).

And although Greene is desperate to keep the club’s nine-match unbeaten run going, he is toying with the idea of making a few tweaks.

Strikers Dayle Southwell and Mark Jones, plus keeper Max Stryjek, have all been playing through injuries recently and Greene admits he could be tempted to make sure his players are in top condition ahead of the play-offs.

Meanwhile, Jake Sheridan and Jamie McGhee are both desperately short of match fitness after returning from injury.