Sign me a rival! Jamie McGhee wants Boston United to bring in another winger

Jamie McGhee.
Jamie McGhee.
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Jamie McGhee would love Boston United boss Dennis Greene to sign another winger - to bring the best out in his game.

Not every footballer pleads with their manager to bring in a direct rival, but McGhee is adamant that it would only help the club move a step closer to their ambition of returning to the Conference Premier.

“There’s nothing wrong with competition,” the former Mansfield Town wide man told The Standard.

“I always give 100 per cent for the club, but if you have someone else in that position pushing you on then you have to work harder and put in that extra five per cent.

“Having someone else trying to get your place brings out the best in everyone.”

Over the past decade, battles for a starting position on the flanks between the likes of Courtney Pitt and Danny Thomas and, in more recent seasons, Jamie Yates and Ryan Semple have given the Pilgrims an attacking edge.

But there is also another reason why McGhee is keen for United to bring in a second winger.

“Perhaps then the manager can play more of a 4-4-2 formation, and we could both play?” he added.

Last season the 24-year-old featured for Boston out wide, in central midfield, up front and even at right back.

But there is no doubt where he wants to feature regularly.

“I’m really happy just to pull on the shirt,” McGhee added.

“But on the wing is my best position.

“I’ve only played 17 times since I joined the club, and that’s not actually a lot of games.

“I think that the more I play the better I’ll get, and the more you get to know your teammates and the system.

“I don’t think the fans have seen the best of me yet. Hopefully, that will come soon.”