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George Miller joins the Saddlers

31 August 2021

Club News

George Miller joins the Saddlers

31 August 2021

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of forward George Miller on a season-long loan from Championship side Barnsley.

The 23-year-old becomes the club’s 13th signing of the summer and bolsters Head Coach Matt Taylor’s attacking options.

Miller began his career at Bury and made his professional debut back in February 2016.

The following season proved to be his breakthrough year at Gigg Lane as he featured 31 times and scored eight goals in all competitions for the then Sky Bet League One side.

That form caught the eye of Middlesbrough who snapped him up in the summer of 2017.

He made just one first team appearance for Boro and was subsequently loaned out to Wrexham in December 2017.

A month later, he re-joined Bury on loan and went on to score eight goals in 19 matches.

In the summer of 2018 he joined Bradford City, again on a loan deal. In the following January, Barnsley secured his signature on a permanent basis and immediately loaned him straight back to the Bantams. He scored a total of six goals during the 2018/19 season at Valley Parade.

A further loan spell followed for the 2019-20 campaign as he moved to Scunthorpe United where he made 19 appearances.

He’s played nine times in total for the Tykes but is now set to embark on a new challenge with the Saddlers this season.

Taylor is delighted to have secured Miller's services.

"He's a player like a lot of the other players that we've signed this season, who had considerable other options but he's chosen to join us and we're extremely pleased about that," he said.

"He's at a very good age, he's got exceptional experience of league football and he's desperate to get better. He fits our ethos at the football club of developing as a group of people so we're extremely happy that we've managed to secure his signature for the coming season.

"It's not a secret this season that we've created plenty of chances so to have another option to add to the forward line is positive for us. It adds competition in that area of the pitch which I think we need."

The transfer is subject to EFL and FA approval.

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