Mowbray backing Miller
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is hoping striker Ishmael Miller can return to his "unplayable" best as he attempts to resurrect his career on Teesside.
The 25-year-old played under Mowbray at West Brom, although injuries have hampered him since, and the Boro boss is confident that with time, he can return to top form.
He told the club's official website: "He's strong, direct and fast. He gives us that threat over the top and adds physicality. He's technically very, very good as well.
"Ishmael can be exhilarating. He will have the fans out of their seats at times and can do fabulous things. You could see in his first game that in flashes, Ishmael is virtually unplayable.
"He's drifted a bit over the past few years. He fell out of the picture at West Brom and then at [Nottingham] Forest was one of seven strikers, and that's difficult.
"You long for the moment he gets the ball one-on-one because he can burst past defenders. He's a huge boy, but when he does shift, he really goes through the gears."