Miller off?

Last updated : 23 January 2018 By Paddock Pundit

From the News & Star:

Latest: Crewe chasing Carlisle United striker Shaun Miller

Railwaymen keen on a deal to bring 30-year-old back to club where he started his career

Shaun Miller could be on his way back to Crewe from Carlisle United.

It's understood the Railwaymen are keen on a deal for the 30-year-old.

And sources have told the News & Star that Miller, who started his career at the Alexandra Stadium, could depart the Blues this week.

The frontman has been starved of starts in Keith Curle's side recently.


And, with his contract set to expire in the summer, the chance of a move to one of Carlisle's League Two rivals could now appeal.

Miller also has a home close to the Crewe area and the former academy graduate may now grab the chance to rejoin the club he first joined at the age of seven.

He has scored six goals in 32 appearances for United this season, after hitting eight in 39 games last term.

The ex-Morecambe player, who signed in the summer of 2016, was an unused substitute in Carlisle's 0-0 draw at Stevenage on Saturday.

He has made 14 starts this term and 18 outings from the bench.

The highlight of his campaign so far has been his stunning strike against Barnet which won League Two's goal of the month award for September.

If he departs it would leave Carlisle with another void to fill in the striker department and Curle would be expected to act in that area before the end of the transfer window.

The Blues manager is also thought to be chasing attacking midfielders and wingers.

He has admitted to missing out on veteran Northampton striker Marc Richards and Middlesbrough forward George Miller, who joined Swindon and Bury respectively, while United have not commented on reports linking them with Sunderland winger Rees Greenwood.

The Blues declined to comment on the Miller situation.