REPORT: Barnsley forward George Miller set to sign on loan; Hurst discusses Hammill reaction

Scunthorpe are set to announce the loan signing of Barnsley forward George Miller this week, according to reports.

The news of the Iron’s interest in a striker came about before the 3-2 loss to Cambridge on Tuesday, when fellow United blog Iron Bru tweeted:

Once that was out, fans were throwing names around left, right and centre – with bloody Omar Bogle even mentioned at one point. In a parallel universe, maybe.

But, it’s not Bogle – it’s Miller – and he is set to join on loan before the weekend after Bru and local journalist Aidan McCartney both confirmed via their social accounts. Oh my God, an actual striker *tears up*.

In other news, Paul Hurst has had his say on winger Adam Hammill’s negative reaction to his substitution on Tuesday night, following James Perch’s straight red.

Hammill was sacrificed for Regan Slater on 27 minutes and opted to kick the Scunthorpe bench in frustration at the decision.

To be honest, I thought Alex Gilliead would have been a better player to go off on this occasion. But what do I know? This football management lark is a piece of whizz, ain’t it – Mr Hurst?

Talking to BBC Humberside after the game, Hurst said: “It is a team game and Abo Eisa and Alex Gilliead are more athletic than Adam Hammill so they were the reasons why they stayed on the pitch and Adam was the one to make way.

“Ultimately I was interested in trying to get a result. I heard him kick the bench but I was not really interested in that. I was more interested in the team and the play out there willing to put the team first.

“He let himself down and you can’t get away from that. It was a silly reaction.

“I will have a little think about whether it will impact his place in the side.

“But I want to focus on the players that put in a great shift and a big effort and we didn’t quite get the rewards our efforts deserved.”

On a final note, I love Abo Eisa.


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