Middlesbrough supporters are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Championship campaign, what with their side seeking to bounce back after play-off heartache last time around.
Tony Pulis’ side produced a fine first season back in the second tier to eventually finish fifth in the division, thus earning them a spot in the end-of-season lottery where they faced fourth place Aston Villa. Yet the Villans dashed the Teessiders’ promotion dreams by winning 1-0 on aggregate in their semi-final, thus leaving Boro facing the prospect of another season in the Championship.
Nonetheless, there are many excited Middlesbrough fans up and down the country, several of whom are intrigued as to what youngsters could break through into the first team this season.
And based on his incredible efforts for the club’s Under-23 side last season, alongside his impressive loan stint at Bury, 19-year-old striker George Miller seems destined to be playing Premier League football in the not-too-distant future.
The striker began his youth career at Bury before earning his senior debut for the Lancashire-based outfit back in 2016, for whom he then went on to impress to earn a move to Boro back in July 2017.
And while Miller has only featured once for the North East club since then, he has seriously impressed in the club’s youth teams, particularly last season in netting a staggering 11 goals in just 12 games for the Under-23s in Division Two of Premier League 2, which included a run of seven straight games with a goal.
Only two players in Blackburn Rovers’ Joseph Nuttall and Stoke City’s Tyrese Campbell scored more than the 19-year-old in the division last season, and alongside a tally of five assists (bettered only by two others), it’s clear that Miller has bags of potential just waiting to be fulfilled at a high level.
And with eight goals in 19 League One appearances on loan at Bury in the second half of last season, the striker is even beginning to prove his worth in senior football to suggest that further Middlesbrough appearances cannot be far away.
In fact, given his phenomenal efforts at youth level, and the fact that he is starting to produce the goods in league football, the Boro wonderkid seems destined to be playing Premier League football in the near future.
Middlesbrough fans… what do you think? Let us know!