Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Miller-time for Baggies

YOUNG City forward Ishmael Miller has gone on a month's
loan to West Brom.The 20-year-old had also been attracting interest from Preston
and Watford but will now help the Baggies try and bounce back from their opening
day defeat at Burnley.West Brom manager Tony Mowbray earlier indicated his
wish to bring Miller in, saying: "Ishmael is a young player who has been on the
fringes at Man City in a difficult period for their club."He would play as a
striker if we managed to bring him in and he would offer different assets to
what we have already got at our club."He is a big, powerful and quick boy."He
has played a lot of reserve matches and is someone who needs exposure on the
football pitch."

There had been stories that Miller could be on the way out permanently but it maybe the Eriksson feels he potentially does have a future at the club - or is at least not willing to let him go just yet until further additions arrive.

It is a good move for Miller - who after making a handful of appearances last season, finds himself marginalised by the new arrivals to the squad. West Brom should be a decent fit for him and it will benefit him playing up front rather than out left where he operated last season.

The only surprise for me with the move is that it isn't a longer one, with a move until January perhaps a better one all-round to allow him to settle in and get at least a dozen or so games under his belt.

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