Andrew Abbott's Blog

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

We can’t compete with Lincoln City’s budget.

In today’s Nuneaton News, Boro’s manager Kevin Wilkins is bemoaning the fact that Gary Mills has preferred the Imps to staying with Nuneaton and the reason is financial. Wilkins told the News:-

“It’s a blow to lose Gary. You work hard to sign good players and when you have them you want them to stay.

“I’m disappointed but that’s what we are up against. We couldn’t get anywhere near what Lincoln were offering money wise. This isn’t the first time it’s happened already.

“I’ve spoken to a lot of players and found the figures they are after doesn’t fit into what we can do at all.

“I understand why Gary left and we wish him well. He was a key player for us.

“He suffered an injury when he signed, but when he got fit again we saw what a good player he is. Gary understands the game and he is experienced at Conference level.

“What we have to do now is keep working hard to strengthen the squad.”

Well that makes a nice change, City finally emerging from the gloom that  most of the pronouncements coming from Sincil Bank engender to sign a player his club wanted to keep. The lure of full time football also helped. Mills told the News yesterday:-

"I made friends for life at Nuneaton. We went through so much in a short time.

"I couldn't resist the chance to go full-time again. The fans have been brilliant and I hope they understand why I've left."

Hopefully their loss will be City’s gain.

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