VIDEO: Indy Aujla on training with Leeds United and joining Boston United
Indy Aujla hopes his versatility, plus a successful spell in Belgium, will help him become a hit at Boston United.
Aujla, who spent part of pre-season with the Pilgrims on trial, finally joined the club permanently last week.
It has already proved to be a timely signing after Aujla was thrown on at half-time in Saturday’s FA Cup victory at Stafford, replacing injured midfielder Conor Marshall.
Just seconds into the second half, he had to fill in for another injured player, right-back Peter Bore, who hurt his back after falling badly.
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The 24-year-old proved to be an able replacement as Boston cruised into the next round of the competition.
Aujla has been training with League One side Brentford since his earlier trial spell at the Jakemans Stadium, but is happy to be a Boston player at last.
“I always had my eye on signing for Boston, but when a League One club want you to go in, you’ve got to do that,” he said.
“I’ve got ambition and I want to play as high as I can. I want to play in midfield. I think I can impose myself there, both defensively and in attack. I like to be in the mist of the action.
“But if the gaffer needs me to play at right-back, like Saturday, or at right wing-back or left-back, I’ll do a job anywhere.”
At just 24, Aujla has already clocked up a varied array of clubs.
After beginning his career at hometown club Bradford City, where he was a young player of the year at the age of 17, he went on to play for Chester and Hinckley before an eye-catching spell in Belgium with Royal Racing FC Montegnée.
“That was a fantastic experience for me,” he recalled. “I spent a couple of seasons there, enjoyed the style of football and learnt some French. It improved my game massively, but English football is where my passion is.”
After returning to the UK, Aujla was given the chance to train with Leeds United by then manager Neil Warnock and was under guidance of former Pilgrims favourite Neil Redfearn, a coach at the Elland Road club.
“I was at Frickley last season. We had an FA Cup run and Leeds were watching me,” he revealed.
“I was at Leeds as a kid when I was 12, so to go back there 12 years on was amazing.
“That’s the level I want to be playing at one day, but I’m very happy to be at Boston.
“The lads are great and the manager is quality so hopefully I can get a run of games in the side.”