May the four-ce be with Boston United at Trinity

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

Dennis Greene hopes his Boston United side will be a four-ce to be reckoned with at Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

The two Lincolnshire rivals will both go into Saturday’s National League North contest brimming with confidence (KO 3pm).

And Greene is hoping to achieve something he never has done before with the Pilgrims - claiming four straight victories.

“If we beat Gainsborough next week, we’ve never achieved four wins on the trot under my reign, so that’ll be four wins on the spin if we can win it,” the manager said following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Gloucester City.

“That’d be the best form we’ve ever been in.

“Three wins on spin is no mean feat in this division, and we’ve just achieved that on the back of a clean sheet as well.

“There’s plenty more to come from us.

“We’ve still got a little bit of money to spend so we can improve, I’m really pleased with the position we’re in.”

Greene should be pleased after his side put two defeats behind them to claim the scalps of Curzon Ashton, Brackley and Gloucester in the space of eight days.

But he described Saturday’s match as a ‘tough derby’ because the Blues are also in good form.

They have claimed victories against AFC Telford United and Stalybridge Celtic as well as picking up draws against Worcester City and title favourites AFC Fylde, against whom they came back from 2-0 down.

The contest will pit United attacker Mark Jones against his former club. However, he says there will be no sentimentality on his Northolme return (KO 3pm).

“It’s just another game really, there’s no love lost after leaving the club or anything like that,” the striker told The Standard.

“It’s just another game, I think it’d be a bit different if I was playing for another team and coming back to Boston but it’s just a game we sjhould be getting three points from.”

Former Pilgrim Marc Newsham could also feature against United for the first time since his summer switch.

Boston go into the game without suspended centre back Carl Piergianni, while fellow defender Zak Mills (hamstring) and winger Kaine Felix (ankle) are both hoped to be fully fit.

Meanwhile, Greene has admitted that striker Dayle Southwell’s long-term future may be away from the Jakemans Stadium, but he is warning the forward not to rush into any decisions.

Southwell has netted five goals in as many matches this term, following on from the 30 he netted last season.

Greene joked that scouts are boosting the attendance by about 40 each home game.

But he was deadly serious when he added: “He’s getting a lot of attention but he’s still got a lot of hard work left to do.

“He’s enjoying his football here and I’m sure he wants to carry on scoring goals for us.

“The move will come at some point in his career, but I hope it’s not too early.”