“Gary is a leader!” Bore backs Boston United teammate Mills to succeed

Peter Bore.
Peter Bore.

Peter Bore is backing fellow Boston United new boy Gary Mills to be one of the success stories at York Street this season.

The two were teammates at Lincoln City during the previous campaign.

Gary Mills.

Gary Mills.

And now - after being reunited this summer as Dennis Greene persuaded both to join the Pilgrims - Bore is more than happy to line up alongside his former skipper.

“Gary’s a leader,” Bore told The Standard.

“He’ll be good for us. He’s a leader on the pitch and a leader in the dressing room.”

Both Mills and Bore saw their spells at Sincil Bank end early last season.

Mills had his contract terminated by mutual consent in March.

He had not played since December 2012, when he picked up a knee injury in a contest against Gateshead.

In January, Bore joined Gateshead.

He also left the club by mutual consent, before impressing on trial with the Heed.

The duo may not have played too many matches together at Lincoln, but with utility man Bore able to play on the right wing, they may be linking up in the United midfield soon.

And former Grimsby Town and Harrogate man Bore believes both have managed to put a less-than-ideal season behind them.

“Unfortunately, Gary had some problems with injuries last season,” he added.

“But hopefully he’ll stay fit and help us reach our main aim, which is promotion.”

“He can play a big part for us.”

Promotion is a word Bore uses regularly when discussing his hopes for the upcoming Conference North campaign.

He has certainly bought into Greene’s belief that the Pilgrims can create a winning mentality this season.

In fact, Bore opted not to speak to his pal Mills ahead of signing a non-contract deal with the Pilgrims.

“I didn’t speak to anyone,” he added. “Just the manager.

“He’s spoken to me about what he wants to do at the club and that made my mind up.”

The ability to play in defence, midfield and also attack makes Bore an appealing signing at this level, especially for a club which doesn’t have the budget to operate with a big squad.

But it is the player’s experience which made him an attractive prospect to Greene.

The manager said: “He’s a really good signing for us.

“He’s proven himself at a higher level.

“The important thing for us is that he’s played at a higher level.

“If we want to be getting up to a higher level, then we need people with that experience to help us get there.

“We’ve got three or four players who know all about the higher levels and they’ll be important to us this season.”