Youngster George Miller is a prospect for the future with the character he has shown on the training field according to David Flitcroft.
Second Year scholar George Miller helped the Under-18s to the North West Youth Alliance title with 8 goals in 24 appearances last season, and has built on that form this season with an impressive 17 goals in 18 games.
This goalscoring record has put the Bolton born striker into the forefront of Bury manager David Flitcroft’s mind, which lead to George making his debut against Barnsley last Sunday.
According to Flitcroft it’s not just this scoring record for the Youth Team that has put him on the bench six times throughout the season, he has also impressed during training and shows a commitment to become an established professional at the club.
Speaking ahead of the first teams game away at Coventry City, David Flitcroft said: “George is at the forefront of our thinking, he struggled to train with the first team at the start of the season and progressively he has got better.
“George is someone you see around the place all the time, he’s always in your eye line whether your in the gym or on the head tennis court or out practising on the training field.
“He is the stand out scholar in terms of the way he represents himself and the way he represents his family, because he’s one of those players who has had to be polished and make him better. That includes tidying him up and give him a lot of improvement in his phase one work.
“He goes out and he does the work and he’s obsessed with become a pro footballer, I haven't really witnessed it quite to the extreme he’s got, but he’s the first in and the last out and he deserved his chance on Saturday.”
The Bury manager has admitted that although it was a difficult match for the 17 year-old to make an impact in - with the Shakers 3-0 down when the youngster came on, George handled it really well and showed why he has been so potent for the under-18s.
He explained: “It was difficult for him to come on at that time, but he stuck at it and got a couple of chances. George can create chances for himself, he’s very lively, he wants to score goals and he’s someone who I felt could get in and around (Tom) Pope and he did a couple of times.
“George is a project, he is someone who is going to take time to develop, but his attitude earns that respect.”
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