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Miller set for a return

Friday 15th March 2013

Miller set for a return Story in brief:
Elliott goes into the squad for Sunday.....
Town's top tryscorer in 2012, Elliott Miller, could make a welcome return to the side in Sunday's home match against Batley Bulldogs in the Kingstone Press Championship.
Miller's 24 league tries in 17 matches helped Town achieve promotion but he picked up a shoulder injury towards the end of the season which has kept him sidelined until now.
Without him, Town have beaten Swinton and Barrow and have lost narrowly at home to Halifax and Sheffield, picking up bonus points in each game, but last week were off form at York, losing 48-6 to the City Knights.
"I tore the shoulder off my bone against Barrow last year, but I played on for a few games," he said. "You can play with injections but I wanted to get it totally right for this season because it can keep popping out.
"I've been back in training for a few weeks now. It's really frustrating to be watching and not playing, it's been doing my head in to be honest. All players just want to play.
"I thought we've put up really good performances until last week. The lads have looked good in the games I've seen and I think we're good enough to make the play-offs. That's definitely the aim anyway.
In a way, the York result might help us because it might get the players together. The lads were gutted after Sunday and we've all been putting it in in training, determined to put things right. We want to make a point that we shouldn't be losing games like that.
"The lads have said the Championship is a lot quicker and if you make a mistake like giving a penalty away you'll get punished, whereas last year it wasn't as bad. In some games, you could make mistakes and get away with it."
Town played Batley at Derwent Park in last year's Challenge Cup, losing 22-6.
"We did okay that day and we played some of the top sides in the Northern Rail Cup too," said Miller. "We could have beaten Sheffield last year and we should have beaten them this year."
Miller signed for Town in 2010 and has scored 43 tries in 43 games. Before that he played for Hull FC, in their under-21s, alongside current Super League players Ben Crooks, Craig Hall and Chris Green.
 
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