Shaun Miller

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Shaun Miller
Personal information
Full name Shaun Robert Miller[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Alsager, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Shrewsbury Town
(on loan from Sheffield United)
Number 7
Youth career
1995–2006 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Crewe Alexandra 163 (39)
2006–2007 Witton Albion (loan) 3 (1)
2012– Sheffield United 28 (4)
2014– Shrewsbury Town (loan) 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Shaun Robert Miller (born 25 September 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Shrewsbury Town on loan from Sheffield United. Born in Alsager, Cheshire, Miller began his career at Crewe Alexandra before making the switch to Sheffield United, and has also spent time on loan at Witton Albion.

Career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Miller joined Crewe Alexandra at the age of 7, he signed a professional contract with the club in June 2006. He made his début on 11 November 2006 in a 4–0 FA Cup loss to Bradford City at Valley Parade.[2] He made his league début in a 1–0 loss away to Gillingham on 10 March 2007,[3] before marking his first professional start with a goal in a 2–1 loss away to Blackpool at the end of the month.[4]

In his second season Miller was in and out of the first team making 17 appearances, his only goal coming in a 4–1 home loss to Bournemouth. The following season Miller played 40 times for Crewe, scoring 7 goals. He scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season in a 2–1 loss at home to Aldershot. He finished the season with 7 goals including a goal in a 1–0 win against rivals Port Vale.

On 21 August 2010 he scored 2 goals as Crewe beat Barnet 7–0 at home.[5] He scored his fifth goal of the season in an incredible 5–5 draw with Chesterfield.[6] He scored his 17th goal of the season in an 8–1 win against Cheltenham Town.[7] On the final day of the season Miller scored two goals as Crewe beat Bradford 5–1, giving him a total of 19 goals for the season.[8] His first goal of the 2011–12 season came in a 3–2 League Cup defeat to Preston North End. On 3 September he scored two goals as Crewe beat Oxford United 3–1. He scored his 5th league goal of the season in a 3–1 win over Barnet on 10 September. On 17 December 2011 Miller was sent off in a 1–1 draw against Crawley Town.[9]

Sheffield United[edit]

Miller signed for Sheffield United at the end of July 2012, agreeing a two–year deal with the option of a further year.[10] He made his début on 11 August 2012, in a 2–2 draw against Burton Albion in the Football League Cup,[11] and made his league debut a week later during a 1–0 win against Shrewsbury Town at Bramall Lane.[12] Miller had to wait until mid-October to score his first goals for the club, netting twice in a 4–1 win against Notts County in the Football League Trophy.[13] On 1 December 2012, Miller netted two goals in the 90th minute for the Blades in a 2–1 win over Port Vale in the FA Cup second round. Miller then scored against Scunthorpe in a 3–0 victory on Boxing Day 2012, only to be taken off later in the game with what turned out to be cruciate ligament damage to his knee,[14] ruling him out for almost nine months. Miller did not appear for the United first team again until 19 October 2013, in a 2–1 victory against Port Vale at Bramall Lane.[15] On 4 February 2014 Miller scored an extra time wining goal away at Premier League Fulham in a fourth round FA Cup replay match.[16]

On 22 March 2014 he joined Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season,[17] scoring an injury time winner on his debut, as a substitute against Bradford City.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Miller has a son called Zac who was born in January 2014.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 March 2014.[20]
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2006–07 League One 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Witton Albion (loan) 2006–07 Division One North 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Crewe Alexandra 2007–08 League One 15 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 1
2008–09 33 4 4 3 1 0 2 0 40 7
2009–10 League Two 33 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 34 7
2010–11 42 19 0 0 2 0 0 0 44 19
2011–12 33 5 0 0 1 1 2 0 36 6
Crewe Alexandra total 163 39 5 3 5 1 6 0 179 43
Sheffield United 2012–13 League One 15 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 19 8
2013–14 12 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Sheffield United total 28 4 5 3 1 0 1 2 35 9
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2013–14 League One 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Career total 197 45 10 6 6 1 7 2 220 54

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bradford 4–0 Crewe". Bradford City FC. 11 November 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham 1–0 Crewe". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 10 March 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blackpool 2–1 Crewe". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Crewe 7–0 Barnet" BBC Sport. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Chesterfield 5–5 Crewe" BBC Sport. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Crewe 8–1 Cheltenham" BBC Sport. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Bradford 1–5 Crewe" BBC Sport. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Crewe 1–1 Crawley" 17 December 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Triple swoop for Blades". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sheff Utd 2–2 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sheffield Utd 1–0 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Notts County 1–4 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Double blow". Sheffield United F.C. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Sheffield Utd 2–1 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Fulham sunk as Shaun Miller's late goal takes Sheffield United into fifth round". The Guardian. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Shaun Miller: Shrewsbury Town sign Sheffield United striker". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Bradford City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "That one’s for you son, says Blades FA Cup hero Miller". Yorkshire Post. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  20. ^ Shaun Miller career stats at Soccerbase

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