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Miller off the mark

2 March 2020

Striker George Miller was delighted to finally get off the mark for the Iron first team in their 2-2 away draw at Port Vale on Saturday.

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The 21-year-old, on loan from Barnsley, got the faintest of touches to John McAtee’s cross, flicking home a 90th minute leveller and earning a hard-earned point against the promotion chasers who have only lost one game at home all season.

“Yes, of course it was,” he smiled when asked if it definitely was his goal.

“It was a great cross by Macca. The ball’s held up in the wind a little bit and that’s let me get goal side of the defence to score. I just got the littlest of flicks on.”

Finally off the mark for the first team, the Bolton-born player continued: “It’s about time isn’t it? I’m here to score goals and I’ve not been doing so, so now I’ve finally scored I’m looking to kick on from here.

“Work rate’s a given really. I’ve never stepped on the pitch and not given my all. Sometimes it’s not worked and sometimes I’ve been really poor, but today I got my reward and got a goal.”

Reflecting on the game overall, he continued: “It was a good job in the weather really. We did the best we could do against the elements, so we take the point and move on now to Tuesday (away at Swindon Town).

“There’s a reason why they had their record, but we did a job and got a point so I’m happy with it.”

With Abo Eisa (hamstring) and Kevin van Veen (groin) coming off injured in the draw at Vale Park, it could provide a starting opportunity for Miller at the league leaders Swindon on Tuesday.

He said: “Touch wood, you never know, but I hope Eisa and Kev get back right too. I’d like to play myself of course though, so I’ve just got to keep trying as hard as I can and see if I can get a few more goals.

“Hopefully we can go there, play well and get the points.”

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