EXCLUSIVE: How ambition - and Spencer Weir-Daley - made Greg Mills decide to join Boston United

Greg Mills.
Greg Mills.

New Boston United signing Greg Mills said the club’s ambition persuaded him to move to York Street.

The winger made the switch from Blue Square Bet North rivals Worcester City earlier today, and now he has his sights set on helping drive the Pilgrims to glory.

“I’m good friends with Spencer (Weir-Daley, United forward), and he’s told me nothing but good things about the club,” Mills told The Standard.

“I then spoke to (manager) Dennis Greene and he told me he wants this club to be up there challenging next season.

“For me it was an easy decision.

“But if the club didn’t want to go places then I wouldn’t have signed.”

Mills began his career as a Derby County youth product, before spells at Solihull Moors, Macclesfield Town and AFC Telford United.

With Telford, he was part of the Bucks team which won promotion to the Blue Square Premier via the play-offs in 2011

But after two close battles with United that season - both teams won 1-0 away from home - the 22-year-old was impressed with what he saw from the Lincolnshire club.

“I played in the Blue Square Premier last season,” he added.

“A lot of the sides in there are smaller clubs than Boston.

“Boston are one of the biggest sides outside the Football League.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing against Boston.

“The fans are some of the loudest I’ve played against.

“They’ve given me stick in the past but it’s always been friendly banter.

“I’ve always looked out for Boston’s results, because I’m friends with Spencer, but it’s a club and ground that’s always impressed me.”

Mills watched from the stands as United won 3-0 at Worcester 11 days ago, out of favour after returning from a hamstring injury.

But he was impressed with the Pilgrims on that day.

Mills added: “Boston looked very good and passed the ball well.

“If we can keep doing that, and improving, I think we will do well next season.”