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Hurst reaction to Miller arrival and Perch appeal being turned down

22 August 2019

Manager Paul Hurst has spoken about the addition of George Miller on a season-long loan from Championship side Barnsley, and also provided live reaction on the club’s Twitter page after the appeal against James Perch’s red card at Cambridge United was turned down.

Talking about the addition of the 21-year-old, he said: “He’s a striker that we need and someone that will give us a different option. George likes to run the channels, works extremely hard and will hopefully help us stretch teams, which in turn will help us create more problems for the opposition in terms of being able get on the ball and play.

“He’s not been able to play as much football as he’d have liked recently, but he’s still 21. He’s desperate to get playing and score goals. He first came to everyone’s attention at Middlesbrough and then had some loan spells. He had his move to Barnsley, which hasn’t quite worked out as of yet but is understandable at this point in time.

“He needs to really try and get a run of games. He has to earn the right like everyone else but there’s a good opportunity for him here to do that and hopefully help the team.

“He looked in good shape (when I saw him this morning) and said he’s feeling good. It’s a little while since he’s played 90 minutes but he’s desperate to be involved and will be in some capacity. Hopefully he can get a debut goal (at Macclesfield).”

Talking about Perch, he continued: “We’ve just found out that the appeal has been unsuccessful so he now serves a three-game ban. It doesn’t help us at all. I stand by the decision to appeal and it’s certainly not been deemed frivolous. The danger is you slow these things down and get certain images and stills, and it can look bad. We’ll have to make do without him again, which is frustrating for the player and us.”

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