Garner joins Boston United... but Miller is set to sign for Luton

Ricky Miller.
Ricky Miller.

It was smiles all round at Boston United last night as defender Scott Garner penned his deal... but this morning Pilgrims fans awoke to news that leading scorer Ricky Miller is on his way out of the club.

Miller has confirmed to the Boston Standard that his is currently en route to sign a deal with Conference Premier champions Luton Town.

Scott Garner.

Scott Garner.

And losing the 28-goal top marksman and Skrill North Player of the Year will be a bitter blow for United.

Boston’s squad reported back for pre-season training last night, and Miller was there - but to inform the club of his decision and bid farewell to his teammates..

However, it appears that the striker will fulfil his ambition of earning a pro contract with the Hatters.

Town boss John Still told The Luton News Herald and Post: “Ricky got 30 goals in total for Boston, was Conference North player of the year, someone who was out of contract and we just thought we’d take a chance on him.”

United may well now be loking to bring in an additional striker for the upcoming season.

On Monday, Boston boss Dennis Greene told The Standard that he was on the lookout for two midfielders and an attacker to fill the voids left by Ben Milnes, Ben Fairclough and Ian Ross.

Greene has already brought former Grimsby Town striker Dayle Southwell to York Street, but he was seen as a replacement for the departing Spencer Weir-Daley.

However, there was some good news for the Pilgrims as talismanic defender Scott Garner pledged his future to United.

The 24-year-old spent last season on loan from Cambridge United and struck up a fine understanding with fellow centre back Carl Piergianni.

And last night, the out-of-contract Garner penned his Pilgrims deal - which will also see him become the club captain.