Dennis Greene: Boston United targeting Blue Square Bet Premier

Dennis Greene

Boston United's new manager Dennis Greene wants to take the club into the Blue Square Premier next season.

The former Histon and St Neots boss was named as Graham Drury's replacement on Tuesday, having missed out on the job when Drury was appointed in December.

"I was interviewed and didn't get it but I'm proud as punch to be here," he told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

"This is a bigger, more progressive club [than St Neots] and I want to be fighting for promotion next year."

Greene's new side beat Gloucester 4-0 on Tuesday, a result which sees them move 10 points clear of the Blue Square Bet North relegation zone.

He added: "First and foremost I want to give the players a lift and get the results we need to survive this season."

Greene left his post as Histon manager in December after being told the club could not afford to pay his wages.

Before that he was in charge at St Neots for two seasons and oversaw back-to-back promotions.

"We had two good years at St Neots where we were very attack-minded; we scored over 160 goals in one season," he continued.

"I want to build an exciting team here that scores plenty of goals."

Boston chairman David Newton has now sacked two managers this season after Jason Lee was also dismissed in early December.

"I can understand why people would say 13 games wasn't enough time for Graham but this wasn't a knee-jerk decision," said Newton.

"Graham took over and we had an outside chance of the play-offs. Now we are in a relegation battle and action was needed as we just have to stay in this division."

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