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“I’ve signed for a year but I’m looking to extend that. I want to become a regular player." - Coventry City's Shaun Miller

16 July 2014

The 26-year old striker said he's been really impressed with the quality of Steven Pressley's squad during his trial...

Coventry City’s latest signing Shaun Miller is eyeing a long-term future with the Sky Blues after admitting his eagerness to win a contract extension.

Miller has been on trial with the club since the start of pre-season and has impressed in training, prompting Steven Pressley to reward the 26-year-old with a one-year-deal.

The former Crewe and Sheffield United striker finished last season strongly on loan at Shrewsbury, with two goals in seven appearances.

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And Miller is keen to hit the ground running after missing the Blades’ pre-season last summer through injury and win an extension on his current deal with the Sky Blues.

“I’m delighted to get it sorted and sign today – so I’m made up and I can’t wait to get started,” Miller said.

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“It was a bit stressful during the summer not knowing where you are going to be but the manager said I could come and train here and it’s been great. 

“I’ve enjoyed the high intensity training, it’s been massively beneficial for me. I was injured last pre-season with Sheffield United so I missed that crucial pre-season period, so I’m delighted to be hitting the ground running from day one. I’m sure I’ll be flying from the start of the season.

“I’ve signed for a year but I’m looking to extend that. I feel that I’ve got off to a good start and I want to keep improving and become a regular player.”

A striker has been high on manager Pressley’s summer transfer agenda particularly with the departure of Callum Wilson to Championship Bournemouth.

Miller is now the only fully fledged striker at the club as City have introduced youngsters George Thomas and James Maddison to pre-season training. 

But Miller, who has over 50 career goals, is aware that competition for places is imperative to help the team.

He explained: “The standard I’ve seen so far is really good. There’s lots of new players coming in and more to come I guess. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it so far, the fast and intense training is really good for me.

“As well as the two young lads it’s just myself now in terms of strikers but I’m more than aware that there will be a few more coming in and that’s healthy to have competition for places. 

“You need quite a few strikers to benefit the team throughout the season.

“I’ve been here over a week and a half now and hopefully have impressed, so I look forward to getting on in the rest of the season.”

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