Grimsby Town offer latest Boston United test, but manager Greene remains coy about trialists’ futures

Marcus Marshall.
Marcus Marshall.

When it comes to Boston United’s summer trialists, Dennis Greene is refusing to give the game away.

Ahead of tonight’s visit of Grimsby Town, The Pilgrims boss remains coy about whether a handful of hopefuls will still be at the club come August 6’s National League North curtain-raiser against Stalybridge Celtic.

Zak Mills.

Zak Mills.

Marcus Marshall, Josh Green and Liam Adams all signed Lincolnshire FA registration forms on Saturday to ensure they were eligible to face Spalding United in the county cup.

Former Grimsby and Lincoln City winger Marshall started the game with the others both unused substitutes.

Striker Malachi Lavelle-Moore wasn’t named in the squad, but was involved in the matchday proceedings.

“Who knows?” said Greene when asked if that quartet had a future with Boston.

“We’ll continue to have a look in pre-season.”

However, Greene did confirm that Jake Williams, Josh Muschett and Andrew Ofosu won’t be offered deals.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Michael Emery has become the club’s 12th signing this closed season after penning a one-year deal which will also see him undertake coaching responsibilities for first-choice stopper Christian Dibble.

League Two Grimsby will arrive at York Street for this evening’s pre-season friendly, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

Former Pilgrims manager Paul Hurst’s squad includes Zak Mills, who left Boston for the Mariners this summer.