Zander Miller time in Lowland League with Bo'ness United promises to be goal packed!

New Bo’ness United signing Zander Miller is relishing the prospect of starring for East of Scotland Premier Division champions Bo’ness United in the Lowland League next season.

By Craig Goldthorp
Friday, 29th May 2020, 11:21 am
Updated Friday, 29th May 2020, 11:24 am

The forward (27) will officially move to Newtown Park upon the June 30 expiry of his contract at Broxburn Athletic, for whom he has netted 70 goals in the last five years.

And, assuming Bo’ness are granted the formality of a licence at an SFA AGM next month, he will soon get the chance to star in tier five of the Scottish football pyramid.

Miller, who had a short spell at Bo’ness before joining Broxburn, told the Journal and Gazette: “I think Bo’ness will be able to compete in the Lowland League with the players we’ve brought in.

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“It’s a wee step up and I can challenge myself as well.

“Kelty, Bonnyrigg and even East Stirlingshire have got a lot of money behind them and it’s hard to compete with that.

“But definitely we should be going for top five. I would be quite disappointed if we didn’t get that to be honest.

“We played East Stirlingshire in the Scottish Cup last year with Broxburn and we beat them 3-2. And I wouldn’t say there was a massive difference in the calibre.”

The striker, from Falkirk, is happy to be teaming up again with BU boss Max Christie, who was also formerly his gaffer at Broxburn.

“It was hard for me to leave Broxburn,” Miller said. “It’s a great club with a great committee and a great bunch of boys.

“But I just thought it was time for a move, time for a wee change of scenery.

“I think it might be September or October our football comes back (if the coronavirus lockdown allows it) and I can’t wait. I think it was March the last time I kicked a football.

“I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to it and getting back to normality a bit.

“Bo’ness have a massive fanbase. You can even see how big the support is at away games.

“You can tell it means a lot to them as well.”

When asked to describe his biggest attributes, Miller said he was good in the air, pretty quick and a good goal poacher.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, he has been keeping himself fit by doing road running and home workouts with his partner.