A case for the defence, but Mills vows to do a job for Boston United anywhere

Zak Mills.
Zak Mills.

Zak Mills says he is willing to play his part for Boston United anywhere on the pitch... but admits he will always be a defender at heart.

Although a right back by trade, the 22-year-old has been impressing on the wing for the Pilgrims during their past two matches, Saturday’s narrow defeat to Solihull Moors and the 3-1 victory against Vanarama North strugglers Hyde.

“I’m a bit lost up there sometimes,” Mills admitted. “I can do a job there and don’t mind it, but I’m still a right back in my mind.

“My first thought is to get back and defend, but the gaffer’s put me there and I’m happy to do my bit.”

At present, manager Dennis Greene appears happy to stick with his 4-4-2 formation, with Mills and fellow full back Rene Steer handed more attacking roles down the flanks.

And if that’s the role he’s given then Mills will continue to push forward.

“We’re enjoying it, but by trade we’re defenders,” he added.

“The gaffer’s in charge and wherever he puts me I’ll play there.”

Mills found the net for United on Saturday, his low drive deflecting off Rob Elvins and redirecting beyond the diving Moors stopper Tony Breeden.

But he is in no doubt that he should be awarded his third goal of the campaign.

“It was a minor deflection,” Mills said tongue in cheek.

“But it’s mine, I scored.”

Mills told The Standard he had set himself a target of eight goals for the season before the league campaign kicked off.

“I’m on three so far, if I can get to six, seven or eight this season then I feel I’ve done well,” he added.

“I got five last year, one for Boston and four for Histon, and I didn’t play that many games to be fair.

“I want a few more.”