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Aberdeen striker Lee Miller moves to Middlesbrough

Aberdeen striker Lee Miller celebrates
Miller has scored four goals for Aberdeen this season

Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Aberdeen striker Lee Miller for a fee of about £500,000.

The 26-year-old was part of a double signing from Scottish Premier League, with striker Scott McDonald arriving from Celtic for £3.5m.

Boro's Gordon Strachan knows Miller, who has scored four goals in 22 appearances this season, from his time as manager of Celtic.

Miller had a stint in English football with Bristol City.

He joined Bristol, who were then in League One, from Falkirk for £300,000 in 2003.

After scoring only eight goals in 42 games in his first season, he was transfer-listed and eventually joined Hearts on loan.


A successful spell at Tynecastle led to a £225,000 move to Dundee United in 2005, but he moved for free a year later to the Dons, for whom he signed a two-year contract extension in May 2008.

Strachan had already returned to his former club to sign four players during the current transfer window before securing McDonald.

Striker Chris Killen and midfielders Barry Robson and Willo Flood have all moved to Boro on permanent deals and defender Stephen McManus has joined them on loan.

Now McManus and Robson have been followed by Scotland team-mate Miller.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen have compensated for the loss of Miller by signing Steven MacLean on loan from Plymouth Argyle.

Hearts had also been interested in MacLean, but the player had been holding out for a permanent transfer.

Dons manager Mark McGhee is also hopeful of signing on loan MacLean's Plymouth team-mate, Jim Paterson, the left-back who played for the Dons boss at Motherwell.

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