We caught up with forward George Miller as Barnsley came back to South Yorkshire for pre-season training ahead of their return to the Sky Bet Championship.
Having signed for the Reds in the last transfer window but being unable to link up with his new club until now, owing to a loan agreement, it feels like he’s only now arriving at Oakwell.
He told barnsleyfc.co.uk: “It completely feels like I am a new signing really, with a new life over here. I signed for the club in January, it was very quickly done, I met a few staff, did some media and then just went away back to Bradford.
“But Dale Tonge kept in touch - he was speaking to me all the time after I signed, through texts, phone-calls and what have you, to keep me involved, to keep in touch.”
Always a gruelling exercise for any footballer, Miller admits the running during the first week isn’t easy but is upbeat about how his first week went on the training ground.
“I’ve really enjoyed pre-season training here so far,” the former Middlesbrough man stated.
“Everyone has been really welcoming, there are great lads here and it’s a good atmosphere to work in.
“It was a tough running session on the first day but, apart from that, I have really, really enjoyed it.
“I am getting to know everyone and the facilities. The staff are great so I can’t wait to see what unfolds.”
With 38 goals between them last season, strikers Cauley Woodrow and Kieffer Moore will be difficult players to dislodge from Daniel Stendel’s lineup, but George is adamant he can bring something different to the table.
“They will be great to learn off,” Miller explained. “And I reckon we’ll all complement each other well because we’re all a bit different.
“Kieffer is a big, mobile target-man, Cauley is more technical, a finisher and I like to get in behind defences and stretch them.
“I think my main attribute is that I am very hard-working but I also have a lot of pace.”