Dennis Greene targets 6ft midfielder following departure of Gary Mills
Dennis Greene is ready to add to his Boston United squad after letting Gary Mills join King’s Lynn on loan, but has ruled out a move for former trialist Indy Aujla.
Mills – believed to be one of the Pilgrims’ top earners – joined Lynn on a three-month loan last week after failing to prove his fitness since his summer switch to the Jakemans Stadium.
The departure of Mills has freed up some cash for Greene to bolster his small squad, which would be stretched if injuries hit.
However, the Pilgrims boss has vowed to take his time and find “the right player”.
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“We’re looking to add to the squad, but I just don’t want to get the wrong player in,” he said.
“We’ve got time until the next game (at Vauxhall Motors on Saturday) and, touch wood, we haven’t got any injuries at the moment.
“So at the moment there’s no rush. I’ve just got to get out there and find the right player.”
One possible option is former Forest Green and Frickley middleman Aujla, who impressed while on trial with Boston during pre-season.
But while Greene is an admirer of the player, he is eyeing a midfielder with a greater physical presence.
“Indy did great in one or two pre-season games, but I probably want someone physically bigger,” said Greene.
“Ideally, I’d like a 6ft central midfielder in there. While Indy can tackle and he can play, he’s still only 5ft 6in. Ideally, I’d want someone a bit bigger than that.”
Meanwhile, Mills’ future at the club looks bleak after he was allowed to leave on loan without making a Skrill North appearance for the club.
The 32-year-old joined the Pilgrims after missing the second half of last season with a serious knee injury.
Then, after playing a couple of pre-season games, Mills picked up an Achilles injury.
“He hasn’t really proved his fitness since he’s been back (from injury). He played in the first few pre-season games and then picked up a problem with his Achilles,” said Greene.
“He hasn’t really played for five weeks and it’s probably going to take him another four weeks to get fit for this level.
“It’s not really happened for him at Boston so he’s gone out on loan for three months. If he stays injury-free for three months and plays well, there might be an opportunity for him to come back.”
When asked if Mills had a future at the club, Greene replied: “That depends on how it goes there (at King’s Lynn) in those three months.
“He’s now their player for three months. We’ve got to concentrate on the players that are here. Gary Mills is not in the equation so he’s not even worth discussing.”