Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh – I had to axe goal shy striker

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Updated: May 17, 2014
Graham Kavanagh

Dubliner Graham Kavanagh, has reacted to his sides relegation from League One by axing striker, Lee Miller. from the Cumbrians squad.

Kavanagh said he axed the former talisman because he felt his goals were drying up.

The Blues boss says he has made it a major priority to increase his team’s goal threat in League Two next season. He has conceded the front end of his side needs major work after United ended 2013/14 with the worst scoring record in League One.

Miller contributed just five of those league goals – scoring three others in the FA Cup – before Kavanagh ended his three-season stint at Brunton Park.

The Scot was released at the end of his contract along with fellow frontmen Lewis Guy and Nacho Novo.

Kavanagh said: “I felt we needed a fresh start.

“Lee will probably be the first to admit that over the last two seasons he has not scored the goals he would like.

“As a team we have struggled getting goals and conceded too many, which is not a good mix.

“Our scoring record has placed pressure on our back four and goalkeeper and it is an area we need to improve”.

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