Piergianni welcomes Mills reunion at Boston United

Carl Piergianni.
Carl Piergianni.

Carl Piergianni believes Zak Mills will be a welcome addition to Boston United’s back line.

The duo were teammates at the Pilgrims’ Centre of Excellence for four seasons.

But in 2007, both players went their separate ways, only to be reunited on the pitch for the first time at Solihull Moors on Saturday.

“He’s another good addition to our side. He’s strong, he’s a great athlete and he can do a great job for us anywhere along the back line,” Piergianni said.

“He’s also got a long throw, another threat we can use.

“Zak’s a good player and a good addition to the team.”

While Mills was released by the Pilgrims, adjudged too small to make the grade at the time, Piergianni was poached by Peterborough United.

With Boston suffering a double demotion from the Football League, the club lost the protective rights they had over their youth products, which saw Posh move in.

But since they both left the club, the two Peterborough natives have regularly shared a pitch, albeit as opponents.

“It’s a little bit strange (to be in the same team again) as I’ve known Zak for years and played against him a few times as well,” Piergianni added.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a youngster so it’s a pleasure to come back and play for the first team.

“I’m just glad to be back here and playing for the fans.”