Cumbrians secure striker signing

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Carlisle United have completed the capture of Lee Miller from Middlesbrough, with the striker signing a deal that will keep him at Brunton Park until 2013.

Miller, 28, started his career with Falkirk, where he scored 27 times before being sold to Bristol City for the sum of £300,000.

He was subsequently sold to Boro on the final day of the winter transfer window in 2010, but made just 11 starts for the Riverside club, who loaned him out to both Notts County and Scunthorpe.

But Miller is now thankful for a fresh start, and is ready to repay Greg Abbott with goals aplenty.

"From speaking to the manager I could tell that this is a club that wants to move forward, and I'd love to be a part of that," he told the official website Carlisle website.

"I wasn't getting as much football as I wanted at Middlesbrough and to come to a place like this, where there is a bit of a buzz, is a good move to make."

Abbott, meanwhile, was delighted to secure the capture of Miller - a player he has had his eye on for some time.


"We've known about Lee for a while and he's the kind of player that we feel will help us in the way that we want to play," said he Cumbrians boss.

"He's tall, strong and he has good physical presence, and he can also play a bit of football.

"Things had tailed off for him at Middlesbrough and from talking to him I can tell that he's keen to get here and really kick on.

"He has shown that he has an eye for goal in the past and we think he's going to be a good one for us. He fits in to how we want to do things and it's a case now of getting him here so that we can show everybody what he can do."

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