Morecambe take a look at striker Shaun Miller

Shaun Miller in action during his loan spell at York City. Picture: Gordon Clayton
Shaun Miller in action during his loan spell at York City. Picture: Gordon Clayton
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Morecambe are taking a look at former Crewe, Sheffield United and Coventry striker Shaun Miller as their search for a front man goes on.

The 27-year-old, who has also been on trial with Stevenage this pre-season, played the final half an hour of the friendly draw with Blackpool on Tuesday afternoon.

The former Crewe youngster scored 19 goals in one League 2 season with the Alex but then saw a move to Sheffield United fall short of expectations due to serious knee injury.

Miller, who was released by Coventry in the summer, spent time on loan with Crawley and York City last season.

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “He’s had a good career.

“I think his movement was good, he contributed well and nearly got in on a cross.

“He threatened the back line in the 25, 30 minutes he got so it was pretty pleasing.

“He’s got a good pedigree. He scored 19 goals in one season for Crewe at this level but has had an injury and a bit of a stop-start 18 months.

“He’s still at a good age, he’s fit, well and has played most of his football at League 1 level.

“He was tipped at one stage to be a half a million pound player and he’s one who has been on our radar.

“He has had trials at other places and he might be one that comes in.”

Miller will train with the squad for the rest of the week and will then be assessed ahead of the final pre-season game against a Liverpool XI at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

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