Bradford City are set to announce the loan signing of Middlesbrough striker George Miller this week, according to The Evening Gazette.

Miller has only made one appearance for Middlesbrough since arriving from Bury last year, but is certainly regarded as one for the future on Teesside.

The 19-year old forward was sent back out on loan to Bury following a spell in the Boro under-23 side, and impressed back in League One. Miller scored four goals and got one assist in his first four games back at Bury, and went on to record a further four goals in between January and the end of the season.

His performances for struggling Bury didn’t go unnoticed either, as he picked up the League One Player of the Month award for February. However, his fine goal-scoring form couldn’t help Bury ultimately being relegated to League Two.

If he does indeed move to Bradford City, the striker could be given a first-team chance at Valley Parade, with the impending exit of star man Charlie Wyke. Wyke coincidentally came through the academy at Middlesbrough, and is currently wanted by the likes of Sunderland, Bolton Wanderers and Peterborough United.

The Evening Gazette described Miller as ‘hard-working, lively in the box and a proven League One goal-scorer’, and although he is a different type of striker to Charlie Wyke, he will still provide a similar sort of threat in front of goal.

Whatever happens, Miller does look to be leaving Middlesbrough on-loan, as he hasn’t travelled to Austria and Germany with Boro for pre-season. Bradford look the favourites, and could secure a deal as early as this week.

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