SHEFFIELD UNITED: United duo salute in-form Miller

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STRIKER Shaun Miller’s goal-scoring exploits have left both Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson and his teammate Neill Collins purring.

Miller took his tally to five goals in five starts during the Blades’ 3-3 draw with Crewe Alexandra in midweek at Bramall Lane.

The 25-year-old, who has struck three times in his last two outings, also hit the post prior to Nick Blackman notching his 10th goal of the season to level the match.

Miller has waited patiently for his chance to prove his worth in the first-team, with Wilson preferring Blackman and Dave Kitson up front.

But given his impressive form in front of goal, Miller is likely to spearhead United’s attack when they travel to Brentford on Saturday.

Collins told The Star: “Shaun has come in and done well and we knew he would because he is a good player.

“He has shown it in training week after week so there are no surprises he is doing well.

“Hopefully he can keep it going.”

Wilson said Miller sustained a slight calf problem towards the end of the Crewe match but he was delighted with the forward’s contribution.

“Shaun looks as bright as a button,” he said. “His movement the other night was terrific.

“He was unlucky on a couple of occasions. He looked very bright.”

Wilson is hoping to increase competition for places before the loan market closes at 5pm today. The Star understands the United chief wants to strengthen his options in the wide positions and is interested in re-signing Paul Gallagher on a temporary basis.

In recent matches, Blackman has been deployed on the right flank and performed well.

Of Blackman’s new role, Collins said: “It is new to him and there are things he needs to learn.

“We have got a dearth of wingers at the club.”