Thursday, November 15, 2007

Miller earns under-21 call up

Ishmael Miller will be seeing some familiar faces after being called up to the England Under 21 squad.

The powerful striker has been in a rich vein of form since starting a season-long loan spell at West Brom in August, bagging nine goals for Tony Mowbray's side.

He now links up with Stuart Pearce after the former City boss was hit by a number of injuries to his original selection.

The 20-year-old will meet up with City team mates Joe Hart and Nedum Onuoha as Pearce fine-tunes preparations for the Euro 2009 qualifiers against Bulgaria, in Milton Keynes on Friday, and Portugal in Agueda next Tuesday.

A good reward for Miller's fine form this season for the Baggies and it will be interesting to see how he fares when stepping up to this level, as he has surprised me (and many others no doubt) with how he has performed this season.

Interestingly though, it is Stuart Pearce who has of course named him in the squad - so expect a two minute cameo or an appearance on the left wing...

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