“It’s been a few long years!” Ricky Miller is eager to get back to action with Boston United

Ricky Miller can't wait to pull on a Boston United shirt.
Ricky Miller can't wait to pull on a Boston United shirt.

Ricky Miller says he ‘can’t wait’ to pull on the amber and black of Boston United yet again.

Yesterday the striker became Dennis Greene’s fourth summer signing, as he continues to rebuild his Pilgrims squad.

“It’s a great feeling, it really is,” the forward told The Standard.

“It’s been a few long years, but I’m really happy to be back.

“It’s a well-supported club with a lot of ambition. I can’t wait to get started.”

Miller knows all about life at York Street, having scored six times in 12 appearances towards the end of the 2008-09 season.

And that knowledge of the club was among the reasons he decided to re-join.

“He (Greene) didn’t have to sell the club to me,” Miller added.

“I know all about the place and it’s a great place to be.

“The manager said that if I do well I could earn a contract at Boston - and that’s what I really want.

“Dennis laid out the club’s ambitions for me - they want to be a top five club. It’s my job to help to try and make that happen.”

There will be plenty of competition for places up front next season.

Miller will be jostling for position alongside reigning top scorer Marc Newsham, fans favourite Spencer Weir-Daley, Ben Fairclough and youngsters Charley Sanders and Jordan Nuttell.

Newsham and Weir-Daley may be the two favourites to begin the season up front, but Miller isn’t fazed.

He added: “I’ve seen them play, they’re both good players.

“I’m looking forward to playing with them. But I’m just going out to give 100 per cent.”

Keeper Ashley Timms, defender Carl Piergianni and midfielder Gary Mills are the three other players Greene has snapped up this summer.

Miller finished last season on a high, netting the winning goal for Stamford in their Evo-Stik Division One South play-off final victory over Chasetown.

But can he now earn back-to-back promotions, helping the Pilgrims return to the Conference Premier?

“That would be nice, wouldn’t it?” Miller added.

For more from Miller, see the Boston Standard, out next Wednesday.