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Miller looking to hit the ground running

22 July 2019

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Tranmere Rovers forward Ishmael Miller wants to hit the ground running in front of the SWA as the new Sky Bet League One season draws closer.

Mancunian Miller, 32, recently returned to Micky Mellon’s first-team fold following on from a hamstring injury that he sustained in January which kept him out of the remainder of the promotion-winning campaign from Sky Bet League Two.

Miller started Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against Nathan Jones’ Stoke City alongside Paul Mullin up front, and he wants to make up for lost time.

He said: “For me having a few major injuries over my career, just being on the pitch and getting minutes in my leg and staying fit is my main goal and I feel everything else will come.

“I’ve still got a lot more to prove, a lot more to give, a lot more to come and when you’ve been out for a period of time like I was, it takes a little bit longer but I’ve got a lot to show the fans and I’m ready.

“Paul is a great striker. His movement is great so obviously we’re looking to get more minutes together and seeing how we can get the link together and go from there.

“It’s more as a team and as a squad to get the minutes in, to get to play together again. It’s been a long couple of seasons for the lads getting into the Play-Offs, we’ve had a great two seasons prior, so it has been a good couple of weeks.

“It has been brilliant the last couple of years, obviously back-to-back promotions, a lot of the lads are still here from those prior seasons so we are in a really good position, we have a couple of weeks to get more fitness so we can go into the season flying.

“We have got a really strong team and a really strong coaching staff behind us, so I think we have a great squad going into where we want to.”

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