Boston United new boy Ben Milnes is proof that everybody needs good neighbours

Ben Milnes.
Ben Milnes.

BOSTON United new boy Ben Milnes first came to the attention of Pilgrims boss Jason Lee thanks to a postcode lottery.

The teenage midfielder was looking for a club after leaving Leicester City at the end of last season.

And it just so happens that his agent is the next-door-neighbour of United manager Jason Lee.

So, after the two neighbours got chatting one day, Milnes was sent out on trial - impressing enough to earn himself a deal.

“It’s funny how this came about,” Milnes told The Standard, with the ink on his contract still drying.

“My agent lives next door to Jason.

“They got talking and the next thing you know I’m training with Boston.”

Milnes, 19, is a product of the Leicester City academy.

However, after struggling to break into the first team, he became a free agent, before securing his future at the weekend.

“It’s a good feeling to sign,” he added.

“I’m looking to get some first-team games under my belt after five years as a scholar.”

However, Milnes, who classes himself as a ‘ball-playing’ midfielder, admits this season in the Blue Square Bet North will see him going into the great unknown.

“I know nothing at all about the league, to be honest.

“I just want to take this season one step at a time and get to know the league.

“I want to do well here. I know Boston’s a big club for this level and should be higher.

“Hopefully, I can help the club to achieve that, that’s my aim.”