Boston United deserve success, says departing midfielder Milnes

Ben Milnes.
Ben Milnes.

Boston United is a club which deserves to see some success, says Ben Milnes.

This week the midfielder announced that his Pilgrims career - which lasted three seasons, 113 appearances and saw him notch 13 goals - has come to an end.

But he leaves the Jakemans Stadium hoping the good times are just around the corner for the club.

“Boston United is a very well-run football club with some top people behind the scenes,” Milnes told The Standard.

“The supporters have been good to me and deserve to see some success at their club.

“I’ve learnt a lot during my time at Boston and hopefully the experience I have gained will help me in the future.”

Milnes was offered the chance to link up with United again in pre-season, but this time on a non-contract basis.

But after what he described as a ‘stop-start season’, Milnes has decided to seek a future elsewhere.

The former Leicester City trainee added: “I am disappointed not to be offered at new deal but, in all honesty, it has not come as a complete surprise as it has been clear for some time that I did not figure in the manager’s long-term plans.

“This season has been frustrating and stop-start for me from a personal point of view, but I have been pleased to make an impact over the past few months.

“From a team perspective, it has been very enjoyable though, as there was a tightly-knit group of lads within the dressing room.”