SHEFFIELD UNITED: New boy hopes Blades see the pest of him!

Goal target: New Lane striker Shaun Miller
Goal target: New Lane striker Shaun Miller
0
Have your say

STRIKER Shaun Miller has outlined the qualities he believes persuaded Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson to bring him to Bramall Lane.

Miller made a £60,000 switch to United from League One new boys Crewe Alexandra last month, having scored 39 goals in 111 starts for his boyhood club.

And the 24-year-old, who showed glimpses of his promise on his debut as a second-half substitute against Rotherham United last month, told The Star: “I’d like to think that first and foremost I’ll bring goals to the side.

“I try and make a nuisance of myself, and get behind defenders. A lot of my game relies on clever movement, and hopefully I can take the chances when they come.”

Miller, who has signed a two-year deal, made 36 appearances for Crewe last season as they won promotion through the Play-offs - something his new employers failed to do after an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Huddersfield in May.

But the striker insisted: “I want to make it back-to-back promotions, that’d be a great achievement.

“The experience of a winning mentality is important; as is having that experience of scrapping a point here and then nicking a last-gasp winner there.

“I’m definitely looking to go on another promotion run - that’s got to be the aim. This is one of the top clubs in the division - it shouldn’t even be in this division, really.

“Second best isn’t going to be good enough for this club, so there’s a pressure on us to be consistent. But we’ve got to look at that pressure as a positive thing to keep us going.”

Wilson, a long-standing admirer of Miller, added: “You’ve got to be careful in your choices; we’re not in a position to bring a 35-year-old striker in with no return.

“Everyone likes a team of energetic players; we didn’t have pace in key areas last season, and now we have that from the likes of Shaun and John [Cofie].”