You won't find a better club than this, says Boston United's Dennis Greene
Boston United boss Dennis Greene has told his players to prove their worth or end up at a "lesser club" after becoming the Pilgrims' third manager of the season.
Greene was installed earlier this week after Graham Drury was sacked after picking up just two wins in 13 games.
The former Histon and St Neots boss got off to the perfect start on Tuesday with a 4-0 victory Gloucester City.
The result ended United's three-game losing streak and eased their relegation fears, which had deepened under Drury, who only replaced Jason Lee at the helm in December.
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After meeting the squad for the first time just before Tuesday's game, Greene told his players it was time they took responsibility.
"This is a great football club and they shouldn't be going through three managers in a season," said Greene, who has initially been installed until the end of the season.
"Have both managers (Lee and Drury) got it wrong?
"They (the players) have got to take responsibility. They should have done better than what they have.
"I'm here for ten games at the moment. And outside the Conference National, I can't think of too many more better clubs.
"If they leave it would probably be to a lesser club than this.
"If they want to stay at this football club, they've got to show me they want to be here.
"It's great to be managing a club like this, it's a great job.
"Hopefully it can be a long-term thing and we can knock on the door of the Conference National in the future."
After being appointed just 24 hours before his first game, Greene insists his side will be better prepared for Saturday's tough trip to promotion-chasing Brackley.
"I was appointed at 7.30 on Monday night so it wasn't the ideal preparation," he added.
"I had to do a lot of research and make a lot of phone calls to make sure I picked the right team.
"We just put players in their right positions, worked hard, rode our luck and took our chances.
"We'll be better prepared for Saturday's game. We'll have had a training session and the chance to work on a few set-pieces."
Despite Tuesday's victory, Greene knows United are not out of relegation danger just yet, having played more games than all the teams below them.
And on Saturday he will face a Brackley side looking to bounce back following a surprise defeat to Histon.
"We are still looking over our shoulder because results didn't go our way on Tuesday," said Greene.
"After losing on Tuesday, Brackley are going to want to bounce back so it becomes an even more difficult game."