Released Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller scores first goal of the season after 20 attempts

Blackpool striker off the mark.

Ishmael Miller finally scored his first goal of the season, helping Blackpool to a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.

Miller, 27, was released by Nottingham Forest at the end of last season, but his fresh start has been far from ideal.

With Blackpool struggling on and off the pitch, Miller's form has been off, and he had been wasteful in front of goal.

  PositionTeamTotal Scoring AttemptsGoalsAppearances
Ishmael Miller FW Blackpool 20 1 9

Miller spent time at opponents Middlesbrough on loan while contracted to Forest, one of three spells he had after a largely underwhelming time at the City Ground.

He struggled badly with injuries, and was released in the summer, going on to sign with Blackpool and facing his former side on the opening day of the season - without success.

He even told the Blackpool Gazette yesterday he expected a goal to eventually go in for him: ""I've had chances in every game and I know I've got the quality to put them away.

"Right now it’s not falling, but at some point I’ll score goals when maybe they shouldn't go in."

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