SHEFFIELD UNITED: Shaun Miller adds cutting edge to attack

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MIDFIELDER Kevin McDonald is convinced Sheffield United teammate Shaun Miller has added a new dimension to their attack this season.

Miller, signed in the summer from Crewe Alexandra, is in a rich vein of form, having notched five goals in his last six starts.

Despite failing to find the back of the net in the last two matches, the 25-year-old is hoping to keep his place in the side for the trip to League One play-off hopefuls Crawley Town this weekend.

But midfield maestro McDonald, who missed last weekend’s stalemate with league leaders Tranmere Rovers with an ankle injury, has praised the contribution Miller has made since moving to Bramall Lane.

“Shaun has done well; he is a different option for us,” he said. “He is small and has good movement and likes to run in behind whereas we have got other players who hold things up.

“If he gets a chance, a lot of times he will finish it. Shaun is good at making runs in behind defences and it is up to us to find him.”

Blades manager Danny Wilson is hopeful McDonald will be available for selection at the Broadfield Stadium, having deployed Ryan Flynn, who is primarily a winger, in the middle of the park last weekend.

Wilson said: “We wanted Ryan to try and create. With all due respect to David McAllister, he is a different type of player - more of a box-to-box midfielder.”

Meanwhile, United’s U-21s home clash with Wigan Athletic has been re-arranged for Tuesday, January 8, kick-off 1pm.