Right move? Zak Mills eyes a wide role at Boston United

Zak Mills.
Zak Mills.

Zak Mills has his heart set on a return to his favoured right back role this season.

The defender has played as a full back, central defender and even as a winger for the Pilgrims in the past 12 months.

And although he says he would do a job anywhere for the team, Mills will always want to be out wide.

“I’ve told the manager I’d like to play right back again, but it’s up to him where I play,” Mills said.

“I just feel that you get more of the ball in that position.

“I played as a midfielder until I was 18 or 19, and I enjoy being on the ball and getting forward.”

It was as a member of United’s youth academy that the teenage Mills was first converted from a midfielder and winger into a full back.

“It’s good being a utility player, but if you want to play regularly then you have to make a position your own,” said Mills on why he first set his sights on that defensive position.

However, manager Dennis Greene may have other plans after Mills and Carl Piergianni struck up a good understanding in the heart of defence last season.

With fellow right back Liam Marrs likely to return and Scott Garner favoured in midfield, Mills could well find himself selected as a centre back again. However, with the departure of left back Rene Steer, could the defence have a new look next term?