Loanee Gary Mills ready to earn his King’s Lynn Town shirt
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New arrival Gary Mills insists he's ready to fight his way into King's Lynn Town's team.
The 32-year-old arrived at The Walks this week on a three-month loan deal from Boston United after enduring a frustrating start to life with the Pilgrims.
Mills, who missed a large chunk of last season with Lincoln City through injury, has only featured once for Dennis Greene's men in a Lincolnshire Senior Shield game against Gainsborough. And he admits he's chomping at the bit to play for the Linnets as they head up to Witton Albion for their latest Evo-Stik Premier Division match.
Mills said: 'I just want to play football. I didn't play a lot for Lincoln last season because of my knee but it felt fine in pre-season. I've had a few difficulties at Boston and now I just want to play for a manager that wants me at their club.
'I wouldn't disrespect my team-mates by expecting to come straight in and play. That's what I want to do, play, but it's not going to be easy. There's a great team spirit and togetherness at Lynn and I want to be part of that group. I'm not a big-time charlie.
'It's going to be a tough league to play in, even if it's a level below Boston. I'm going to have to roll up my sleeves, as we all will at Witton, work hard and hopefully try and affect things in a positive way.'
The former FA Trophy winner, who has played for a host of big-name outfits such as the 'old' Rushden & Diamonds and Stevenage Borough, should go straight into Gary Setchell's squad this afternoon with 'keeper Alex Street (Leiston) and striker Ewan Clarke (Wisbech Town) heading in the opposite direction on 'loan' arrangements.
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'I wanted to come and play for Lynn and Gary,' said Mills, who has shared the same dressing room as Setchell during the latter's playing days.
'I know him well. I know what he stands for. He's an honest guy. And he's probably the major reason I've come to Lynn.
'A club in the Conference, and one or two clubs in the Conference North (same league as Boston) made enquiries but I was not really interested. As soon as the manager (Setchell) wanted me it was where I wanted to be.'
Back-to-back promoted Lynn sit fourth in the table having picked up two wins in their opening four matches. Witton have one just once.