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22 July 2014 : Miller Getting Tangerines Trial
Former Yeovil Town striker Ishmael Miller is reported to be training with Championship side Blackpool in the hope of earning a contract there. The 27 year old had been strongly linked in recent weeks to Doncaster Rovers, but with the broad impression that he was frustrating manager Paul Dickov in refusing to give a firm response to an offer made by the Yorkshire club - Dickov's words at the time suggested that the man who used to clean his boots at Manchester City was holding back and waiting for a Championship club.

Now it seems that Miller has found that Championship club - albeit one that is rather unstable at this moment in time. The Blackpool Gazette report that he is training with them and that they are interested in signing him. The fly in the ointment is that manager Jose Riga and club chairman Karl Oyston are reported as being at loggerheads with each other over the club's direction, despite only having arrived at Bloomfield Road on June 3rd.

On Saturday, Blackpool fielded a side with five trialists starting and only eight contracted players on their books, and after the game Riga imposed a media blackout on the club, presumably to stop any 'awkward' questions about the state of the club being fielded, but in doing so ensuring his club got national headlines. Thus Miller may be able to ensure that he gets an offer from the Tangerines, but that will almost certainly rely upon Riga lasting a little longer than the seven weeks the former Charlton Athletic boss has managed so far.


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