Shaun Miller signs for Sheffield Utd
Crewe Alexandra can this afternoon confirm that forward Shaun Miller has completed a switch to fellow League One side Sheffield United. Miller has passed a medical, and agreed a two-year-deal with the Blades with the option for a further year after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.
Miller has been with the Alex since the age of 7, and signed his first professional contract with the club in June 2006. The locally based forward marked his senior debut as a sub in the FA Cup defeat at Bradford back in November 2006 - but his full debut saw him score away at Blackpool and that season he scored a commendable three goals in eight games.
Miller forced his way back into the first-team picture in the later stages of 2008, and amongst his goals in the 08/09 season was a superb brace against Carlisle in the FA Cup and the winner against Swindon.
He struggled to hold down a place in the side during the 2009/10 season with the partnership of Calvin Zola and Clayton Donaldson taking off. However, he did make 34 appearances, netting seven goals including the winner against Port Vale in our derby game at Vale Park in April 2010.
The 2011/12 season would be even more successful for Shaun as he hit 19 goals for the Railwaymen as he forged an impressive strike partnership with Donaldson. Miller signed a deal with Crewe taking him to the summer of 2013 in November 2010, but Miller's 2011/12 season wasn't quite so prolific in terms of goals.
Nevertheless, Miller still managed some important strikes early in the campaign, including a brace in a 3-1 win over Oxford and a crucial strike to give the Alex a 1-0 win over Plymouth.
However after finding himself out of the first-team picture for Crewe during the closing months of Crewe's promotion campaign, Miller's future appeared to be elsewhere, and after Crewe agreed a deal with Sheffield United, the striker has opted to sign for the Bramall Lane club this afternoon.