Kinnear blasts Imps over Miller

Lincoln City’s interest in striker Ricky Miller has caused Chris Kinnear to blast Danny Cowley ahead of our clash with Dover next week.

The Imps face Barrow this Saturday before a trip down south next week to face another promotion hopeful, and their interest in former Boston striker Miller has angered the Dover boss. When asked about Danny’s interest in the star striker he became quite agitated and incoherent.

“They probably….. like everyone, I mean he should keep in mind himself. He should mind his own business.”

He was pressed further and asked if he was upset

“Now why would I be upset at him? It’s just utter, I mean they’re playing silly so-and so’s, I have no control over what they say.”

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Miller: Wanted by City


Danny Cowley was typically upbeat despite the frustrated comments from Kinnear.

“He’s obviously upset we’d be interested in one of his players. We made an enquiry to the Dover chairman about Ricky Miller, we haven’t done anything wrong.

“He’s a Dover player and they’ll value him as they see fit. For us Ricky is one we’d like but there’s a lot of players in this league we’d like.”

Ricky Miller came to prominence first at Stamford (39 goals in one season) and then Boston Utd (28 goals). A move to Luton Town saw him make just 12 appearances, scoring once.

He left Luton under a cloud after being arrested following an assault after their end of seasons award night. The incident stemmed from an altercation with a taxi driver. Luton let him go shortly afterwards and he joined Dover ‘pending the outcome’ of his court case.

In December 2015 he was found not guilty of all charges.

He has rediscovered his form since playing for Dover scoring 26 times in 52 games including a hat trick to help beat Forest Green at the weekend.

Danny Cowley likened his interest in Miller to that of Scunthorpe’s interest in recently departed Imps striker Jonny Margetts.

“We’ve obviously just lost Jonny Margetts to Scunthorpe, I’m not upset with the Scunthorpe manager for taking him, that’s football.”

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Dover chairman Jim Parmenter has a clear value in mind for Ricky Miller, and I bet it’s more than Lincoln are willing to pay.


Lincoln and Dover have had strained relations over the past couple of seasons. The media team have had problems accessing the correct parts of the ground when travelling away and their chairman Jim Parmenter didn’t make any friends with a brash and bullish performance in the executive suite a season or so ago.

The Imps also picked up Sean Raggett in the summer in a move that will be valued by a tribunal in the near future. On attending the tribunal Danny said:

“I’m won’t be going (after the Kinnear comments), I’ll be going in disguise!”

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