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3 February 2015

New striker talks about his move to Town

Deadline Day signing Ishmael Miller says as soon as heard that Town was interested in him he could not wait to sign for the Club.

The former Manchester City striker, who has played in the top two flights of English football throughout his career, joined ‘The Yorkshire Club, from Championship rivals Blackpool yesterday.

“I’m excited. It’s a good challenge for me,” Ishmael exclusively told

“I know the Manager has been interested in me for a little while. There’s a great team already here and it’ll be great to link up with all the lads.”

Miller worked with First Team Coach Steve Eyre during his time with Manchester City, and the 6’ 3” striker says the management team at Town influenced his decision to move.

“As soon as I heard that Huddersfield Town was interested in me I relished the challenge to come here.

“To be reunited with Steve Eyre was a massive factor for me. He was one of my very first coaches at Manchester City, and he’s been one of the biggest influences on my career so it was a no-brainer for me to sign.

“Chris Powell is also a massive reason for me to come here. It seems like there’s a great togetherness and team ethic here. As soon as I heard there was interest I couldn’t wait to come here.

“I wish my old team (Blackpool) well but this was the right move for me at this stage of my career to come and play for a Manager that I have always wanted to play for.”

Town occupy 17th position in the Sky Bet Championship currently, but Miller says he wants to provide the goals to help the Club put a good run of results together and climb the League table.

“I want to give everything I’ve got to Huddersfield Town. I want to show all my qualities which I think will help the team.

“I want to get some goals and try and help the Club get some wins under its belt and try and push up the League.

“We know what the Championship is like – you get a good run going and you never know where it can take you. I’ve played in this League for a few years now.”

The Terriers have had to rely on Nahki Wells and James Vaughan in the striking department of late, and Miller hopes his qualities can complement the ability that his fellow strikers have.

“I’ve played against James Vaughan for a number of years. We played against other when he was in the academy at Everton and I was in the academy at Manchester City. So it’ll be great to play alongside him.

“Nahki has also got a lot of great qualities; he’s a fantastic striker so it’s going to be great linking up with both of them. Hopefully we can score plenty of goals between us and push up the League.”

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