Ricky Miller has admitted that Boston United will always have a big place in his heart.
Last season’s 28-goal leading scorer and the Conference North Player of the Year looks set to be unveiled as League Two Luton Town’s latest signing later today.
For Miller the move will see him reach his dream of becoming a full-time footballer with a pro club, but he also admits that he has mixed emotions about turning his back on York Street.
“Obviously, I’ll leave a big piece of me behind at Boston United,” the out-of-contract forward told The Standard.
“They are the club that gave me this platform and I feel sad to leave.
“The fans have been different class from the start, and they’re still sending me messages wishing me good luck.
“Everyone at the club, from the chairman (David Newton) to everyone else has always been great to me and I’m grateful for that. I also want to thank the manager (Dennis Greene) for everything he has done for me.”
As the Pilgrims began pre-season training last night, Miller was in attendance to say farewell to his old teammates.
He added: “I wanted to say goodbye to everyone and speak to the gaffer face to face. I wanted to tell him what I was doing and I wanted to thank him for everything.
“I also wanted to thank my teammates for playing a big part in my success and this move.
“I’m still gutted that we missed out on promotion last season, but now I have to concentrate on the future - working hard and forcing my way into the first XI.”
For more from Miller, see the Boston Standard, out next Wednesday.