Former Carlisle United striker Shaun Miller made his debut for Bolton yesterday after signing a 12-month deal with the Trotters.

Miller became Bolton's 17th summer signing shortly before yesterday's 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Bradford.

The 32-year-old came off the bench for the final 10 minutes in the game at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The frontman had been on loan at Morecambe from Crewe last season, having ended a two-year spell with Carlisle in 2018.

Miller will compete with Eoin Doyle and Nathan Delfouneso in attack for Ian Evatt's side.

The frontman said: “I am really chuffed to be here at such a brilliant club.

“I trained last week and I am really pleased to get it over the line.

“It’s a massive club and has the ambition to try and bounce back.

“I wanted to be part of it and I’m really looking forward to the big kick off.”

Evatt said Miller was a striker who would "stretch the opposition as well as link up play", and that he was an "excellent character".

The former Sheffield United frontman scored 14 goals in 71 Carlisle appearances from 2016-18, the highlight being a brilliant overhead volley against Barnet which was named the Blues' goal of the 2017/18 campaign.

Miller could face Carlisle this season when Bolton visit Brunton Park on Boxing Day and when United go to the Trotters on April 20.

Elsewhere yesterday, former Carlisle loan man Ryan Loft scored on his Scunthorpe debut as they went down to a 2-1 cup defeat to Port Vale.