Greg Mills says that the passion of Boston United’s fans was a major factor in him agreeing to move to the Jakemans Stadium.
The winger - who joined from Blue Square Bet North rivals Worcester City on Wednesday - knows all about the amber and black army, having been on the receiving end of their stick in the past.
But he laughed off the terrace taunts as good humoured banter.
And now he is eager to get them on side with some sterling performances.
“I spoke to the manager but he didn’t really need to sell the club to me,” Mills said. “The fans have always been great, especially away from home.
“Hopefully, I can get them going.”
It was during the 2010-11 season, while helping AFC Telford United win the Blue Square Bet North play-offs, that Mills’ bizarre relationship with the United fans really kicked off.
“It’s always a great atmosphere when you play Boston,” he added.
“When I was at Telford we won at Boston, then BOston won at our place later in the season.
“I’ll always remember they brought about 500 away fans that day - they were some of the loudest I’ve ever heard.
“At Boston the fans are always hostile to the away team - I know all about that.
“I’ve had stick from them before, but it’s not a problem, it’s just friendly banter.”
The 22-year-old - good friends with his United teammate Spencer Weir-Daley, a fellow Leicester native - began his career at Derby County, making two first-team appearances.
He has since turned out for Solihull Moors, Macclesfield Town and Worcester City.