Bo'ness United: Max Christie is reunited with Zander Miller as striker signs

Manager Max Christie goes back a long way with new Bo’ness United signing Zander Miller, who will join the Newtown Park outfit upon the expiry of his Broxburn Athletic deal on June 30.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 10:05 am
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 10:06 am
Zander Miller (right) has joined Bo'ness United for next season.

Striker Miller (27), who arrives on a two-year contract, has spent the past five years at Broxburn where Christie served the player as assistant manager and manager.

“I’m just delighted to sign Zander,” Christie said. “We’ve been trying to get him in since I arrived really (in January 2019).

“He was our main signing target along with a couple of others I’ve still to land but he was a big one for us.

Bo'ness United manager Max Christie

“We’ve got good strikers already but he’ll augment that.

“Zander is very athletic, he’s a willing runner, back to goal plays well and takes up good positions to score.

“He’s quick, strong, can hold defenders off and he’s got a good attitude too, he’s a good lad.

“Zander knows me well. We worked together a fair bit at Broxburn.

“Broxburn is a very good club with a lot of good people there and it was a big decision for him to come to us.

“No doubt he’ll do well at the club.”

When Miller initially joined Broxburn from Bo’ness back in 2015, Christie was assistant manager there to Steve Pittman.

But Pittman departed around three months later which meant that Christie was Miller’s gaffer at Albyn Park for two years before moving onto another managerial role at Tranent Juniors.

Under Christie, Bo’ness were recently declared winners of the coronavirus-shortened East of Scotland Premier Division and will be promoted to the Lowland League if granted a licence at an SFA AGM next month.

“I hope to bring in two, three or four new players if we can get them,” Christie said.

“But they need to be good. We’ve got a really strong squad and getting Zander is great.

“He’s historically been a 20 or 30 goals a season striker.

“That was the thinking looking at the team that we’ve got, we could have done with that out and out goalscorer.

“We needed more goals in the team.”