Miller in danger of not getting paid!

ON-loan Ipswich Town defender Ian Miller is in danger of not getting paid this Christmas by Boston United.The 22-year-old central defender, who signed for the Blues from Bury Town, has unwittingly been caught up in the Pilgrims' financial crisis which has threatened the wages of all players and staff at the York Street club.

By Derek Davis

ON-loan Ipswich Town defender Ian Miller is in danger of not getting paid this Christmas by Boston United.

The 22-year-old central defender, who signed for the Blues from Bury Town, has unwittingly been caught up in the Pilgrims' financial crisis which has threatened the wages of all players and staff at the York Street club.

Boston had hoped to be able to settle a £900,000 debt to the Inland Revenue by selling their prime site ground to developers but the town council refused to allow permission for a new stadium plan.


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The rejection led to Boston chairman Jim Rodwell warning about the club's future and their ability to pay the December wage bill.

Miller has played five full games for Boston and Blues boss Jim Magilton has no plans to allow him to leave.

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It is likely the PFA would get involved if players' wages were not paid and Magilton is keen to ensure Miller does not suffer in any way. Magilton said: “Boston have not told us that Ian's wages will not be covered but we will continue to monitor the situation and make sure Ian is looked after.”

Boston boss Steve Evans said: “There are a lot of staff that have young families and not getting paid at Christmas is a worrying time. I've got the deepest empathy with them and I only hope that somehow the chairman can get us through.”

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