Shaun Miller, the Sheffield United centre-forward, has spoken of his excitement at returning to Bramall Lane’s first team fold.
As The Star revealed last week, Miller has entered the final phase of his rehabilitation after sustaining a serious knee injury last term.
“I have been training for the last three or four weeks now and apart from a groin niggle the week before last I have felt really good,” Miller said. “I am looking forward to getting into a game situation again soon, either a friendly or 45 minutes for the under-21’s to start with.
“What I have guarded against is pushing myself too hard because I wouldn’t want a setback that could take months for the sake of waiting an extra week or two.”
Miller, speaking to United’s official website ahead of Friday’s League One fixture against Crawley Town, added: “I am very, very close now, I am pleased to say, but I need some match action and a tackle or two to see how I recover.”
Miller scored eight goals in only 11 starts after joining United from Crewe Alexandra before damaging cruciate ligaments in December.
“Shaun is back with us. The thing now is to get him involved in a game,” manager David Weir confirmed last month. “We know what his qualities and capabilities are. He’s a very good player as he showed before he was ruled-out.
“Shaun has been working really hard and he’s got the benefits of that. We don’t want to rush him but he’s back in the group which is great news.”