Let’s get physical! Greene wants Jones to bring some rough stuff to Boston United

Dennis Greene with assistant Martyn Bunce.
Dennis Greene with assistant Martyn Bunce.

Dennis Green wants to get Mark Jones fired up and back in the goals.

The Boston United manager confirmed that the striker will return to the Jakemans Stadium as part of a three-month loan deal from Spalding United.

Jones is set to be eligible for Saturday’s Vanarama North clash at home to Hyde (KO 3pm), and Greene hopes his presence can give his faltering side a much-needed lift.

“We’ve done a deal to bring Jonesy back in, so he’ll be in the squad for the weekend,” Greene said.

“He’ll give us phsyicality. It’s been evident in a few of the games this year, especially against Hednesford, that physically it’s a problem for us.

“Mark’s good in the air and he’s mobile as well.

“If we can get him fired up like when he was here last time he’ll be a good player for us.”

Saturday will be Lincoln City loanee Conner Robinson’s final game for United while Marc Newsham is still far from match fit after making just his first start since March 22 at Leek Town on Saturday.

So, with Dayle Southwell and David Fallah United’s only other recognised strikers, Greene believes Jones’ return has come at the right time.

“We’ve got no competition for places up front and that’s showing,” he added.

“Conner Robinson goes back after Saturday’s game and Newsh isn’t fully right so Dayle’s been carrying it.

“Hopefully, it’ll work out.

“He really likes the football club.”

Jones scored 14 times in 29 appearances for the Pilgrims in the 2012-13 season before moves to Gainsborough Trinity and Spalding.

Greene added: “I think the bottim line is that he really enjoyed his time at Boston and I think he’d like to put something back in at Boston.”