Sheffield United: United take their time over Miller

Shaun Miller, right, has not played since Boxing Day due to injury.
Shaun Miller, right, has not played since Boxing Day due to injury.
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Sheffield United manager David Weir is refusing to put a timescale on when Shaun Miller will make his first-team comeback.

Speaking ahead of the League One club’s tour of Scotland this week, Weir told The Star the striker is making steady progress in his battle to regain full fitness.

Miller has been out of action since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage in United’s Boxing Day victory over Scunthorpe United and it is unlikely the former Crewe Alexandra player will have recovered from the problem in time for the start of the 2013/14 campaign.

“Shaun is getting his rehab work done and trying to get himself back to the level he was at before he got injured,” said Weir, who has also confirmed goalkeeper Mark Howard is back training with the rest of the squad. “I’m not sure when Shaun will be ready and I don’t want to put a date on it because then it puts pressure on him.

“I just want to get him right because I know he has got assets.”

Lifelong United fan Martin Green, the founder and managing director of national company Redtooth, has been appointed vice-president of United.