Jack McMillan is revelling in the ‘fiery edge’ of first-team football.
The teenager is currently on loan with the club from Notts County.
And now three-matches into that spell, the midfielder doesn’t mind getting stuck in to his first taste of the senior game.
“I think it’s very different to what I’m used to, even from professional reserve standard,” McMillan (pictured) told The Standard.
“There is more of a fiery edge to the game, which I do enjoy.
“I feel I’ve held my own and want to kick on now.”
Just a matter of minutes into his first-team debut at Chorley, the 18-year-old felt swipe and kick from behind from opponent Marcus Carver, long after the ball was cleared.
But reflecting on that moment, McMillan just smirked and suggested it will only aid his development with both Boston and the Magpies.
“I’m only young but I’ve got to look after myself,” he added.
“As I develop as a player, that side of the game, that competitive edge, needs to get better in my game.
“That will help me get that competitive side, being more aggressive on and off the ball.”
McMillan will now hope to be involved this week as Boston host FC United of Manchester of Saturday (KO 3pm) and Bradford Park Avenue on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm).
United’s strong record against FC United continued last season with a 3-1 win at the Jakemans Stadium and a 2-1 success in the north west.
Tuesday’s contest will see three summer signings hoping to line-up against their former employers.
Lamin Colley, Callum Chippendale and Jason St Juste were all previously teammates at Cemetery Road.
Boston also did the double over BPA last season.