Crewe Alexandra have announced that striker Shaun Miller has joined Morecambe on loan for the forthcoming season, becoming their sixth signing of the summer, and rejoins the club that he spent a season at 4 years ago.
Miller, 31, started his career with the Alex where he made his debut as a 19-year-old at Bradford City in the FA Cup in 2006 before joining Sheffield United in July 2012. He would also have spells with Shrewsbury Town, Coventry City, Crawley Town, York City, Morecambe and Carlisle United before rejoining Crewe, initially on loan in January 2018, before making the move permanently last summer.
He can play for Morecambe in all competitions this season but is unavailable to play against the Alex in any competition. He joins fellow Academy Alumni Ritchie Sutton and AJ Leitch-Smith at the Globe Arena.
What are they getting from Miller?
They are getting a striker who has almost 100 career goals but who hasn’t really settled at a club since leaving the Alex (his longest spell at a club in that time was the 18 months he had at Sheffield United). The main reason for him leaving this summer is his desire to start games this season as, after a change of shape in the Crewe system to a 4-3-3 in January, he couldn’t find a position in the front 3 that would suit his game as we’ve gone with a big forward in Chris Porter and 2 smaller men either side of him.