Boston United boss Dennis Greene admits it may take time to hit top gear
Boston United boss Dennis Greene admits it may take time for his new-look side to reach top gear this season.
But Greene is full of belief that the Pilgrims will speed up as the Skrill North season progresses.
It has been a busy summer at United with eight new signings coming through the door at the Jakemans Stadium.
But it is the quality of the new additions, rather than the quantity, that has sparked hope that the Pilgrims can mount a play-off challenge in Skrill North following two disappointing campaigns.
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Defenders Scott Garner, Carl Piergianni and Netan Sansara, midfielder Gary Mills and utility man Peter Bore have all graced the league above or higher.
Up front, Ricky Miller – who has returned to the club from Stamford – has looked lethal in pre-season while Marc Newsham and Spencer Weir-Daley are prolific at this level.
While Greene's optimism was dampened slightly by Saturday's 2-0 loss to Gainsborough Trinity in the County Cup, he is adamant Boston will be a force this season.
"I believe in this group of players, they're an honest bunch," declared Greene, whose side begin their campaign with a trip to promotion favourites Stockport County on Saturday.
"It is a strong group I feel, but you've got to bear in mind that there are eight new players and we've only been together for four weeks.
"So we might not win the league in the first three weeks, but we might do better later in the season.
"I believe in the squad and I believe we'll have a good season."
Following last season's lowly finish of 16th, Greene says he had no choice but to spend his budget on quality additions.
"If we had more or less the same squad as last season and I mentioned the word promotion, people would think I was stupid," said Greene.
"But we've got eight new players and that brings you a new lease of life.
"When you've got virtually a new team, you can achieve anything.
"We're going to try to get a winning mentality and we're going to try to make them think that they can win this league.
"If they believe in it, they've got a chance."
Stockport County (a), Saturday, August 17. Telford United (h), Tuesday, August 20