Middlesbrough are hoping to send young striker George Miller back out on loan, just days after recalling him from his stint at Wrexham.

It is understood that Middlesbrough want the former Bury man to gain experience in the Football League instead of in the National League with the side from North Wales.

The forward played six games for The Dragons, but failed to get on the score sheet. However, Wrexham manager Dean Keates was keen to re-sign Miller for the remainder of the season.

In an interview with The Leader, Keates said, “George is a great lad and I thought at one point we might be able to extend [the loan].

“We asked the question on Monday and pushed as much as we could, but Middlesbrough would rather him go into the Football League.”

Miller impressed in the Middlesbrough development squad before his short-lived move to Wrexham. He scored 11 goals in 11 games and registered one assist. His ability will have undoubtedly caught the eye of plenty of clubs, and will not be short of suitors in this transfer window.

The Bolton-born front man made his Boro first team debut in the Carabao Cup third round in September. Aston Villa were the opponents that day as Middlesbrough came out 2-0 winners.

Manager Tony Pulis is hoping to have a closer look at Middlesbrough’s under 23 squad in the coming weeks. The Welshman wishes to have at least four academy players training with the first team squad relatively soon.

If Miller departs the club this window to join a football league side, he will join fellow-loanees Harry Chapman, Joe Fryer, Connor Ripley, Lewis Wing and Callum Cooke, who are all plying their trade in the lower leagues.

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